Amara Ebony is a very interesting exotic option for acoustic guitar bridges. It has a high density so its used is recommended to hold the strings tension. Is a very unique and beautiful wood thanks to the red, green and black colours of it.
Discover this Asian wood for acoustic guitar bridges in Maderas Barber.
BOTANICAL NAME: Diospyros Malabarica
DESCRIPTION: 1100-1300 kg/m3 density. The sapwood hastones that go from white to reddish brown. Heartwood is dark, with different shades of black and some bright lines and green tones.
SUGGESTIONS: It’s slightly easier to work with than Makassar Ebony; still its durability requires very powerful equipment and a perfect sharpening.
DRYING: Drying has to be slow to avoid cracking and deformations.
USES: It’s mainly used for sounding boards, backs and sides due to its acoustic properties.