Amara Ebony

Although Amara Ebony is not specially known, this wood has a lot of acoustic and physical qualities. This wood has a very high density, which makes it perfect for being used in classic guitar sides. This wood provides grave sounds and a higher volume.

Amara Ebony has some proprieties very similar to African Ebony, but it stands out mainly because of his appearance, which is not homogeneous like African Ebony.

In Maderas Barber we offer you Amara Ebony sides for classic guitar of high quality. Discover with us this exotic wood and its valuable tonalities.

BOTANIC NAME: Diospyros Celebica


ORIGIN:  Asia.

DESCRIPTION:   Density 1100-1300 Kg/m3. Sapwood colour goes from white to reddish brown. Heartwood is dark with different black colours with some bright stripes and green colour. Compare to the Makassar Ebony it is more opaque and less shinny.

RECOMMENDATIONS: Tends to be difficult to work with due to its high density. Blunting effect on cutters. It is slightly easier to work with than the Makasssar Ebony.

DRYING: Drying process must be slow to prevent cracks.  Wooden parts can become deformed.

USES:  Guitar backs and sides.

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