As it happens with all types of Ebony, Malaysian Blackwood or Green Ebony is also hard and thick. This wood also provides softness and a lot of sustain and an extremely good projection.
Although it can be a little bit difficult to work with, because it’s a heavy wood and difficult to crack across the grain, the result will impress you both in the appearance and in the sound of your instrument. Bet on the difference and chose these Malaysian Blackwood fingerboards of Maderas Barber.
Additional Malaysian Blackwood information
BOTANIC NAME: Diospyros Durionoides
COMMON NAMES: Malaysian Blackwood, Green Ebony
ORIGIN: Central America.
DESCRIPTION: Density 1000-1300 Kg/m3 . Sapwood is white and heartwood is black/brown with stripes in different tones but mainly green olive colour.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Store it at right temperature to prevent cracks. Can cause skin problems.
DRYING: An uncommon characteristic of the green ebony , if it cracks before drying process it is possible that after drying the crack seals disappearing without a trace.
USES: Guitar backs and sides and also fingerboards, bridges and headplates.