As other Ebony species, Malaysian Blackwood has a high density, a perfect quality to reflect the sound in the sounding board like a few tonewoods can do.
Another remarkable characteristic is its olive-green color, what makes Green Ebony a very special wood that luthiers usually demand to make different instruments.
Meet Malaysian Blackwood backs for classic guitar in Maderas Barber, a stunning wood that won’t let you down.
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.