Makassar Ebony

The use of Makassar Ebony in instrument construction is increasing every day. Makassar Ebony is admired by its sound qualities and by its hardness, which make it perfect for its use in guitar headplates. In addition, its exotic and Asiatic touch will make your instrument quite special and singular.

Don’t miss the special figures you can find in Makassar Ebony headplates for your classic guitar. It will be worth it!

BOTANIC NAME: Diospyros Celebica

COMMON NAMES: Macassar Ebony , Striped Ebony

ORIGIN:  Asia.

DESCRIPTION:   Density 1000-1300 Kg/m3 .Heartwood has a striped appearance, somewhat similar to Zebrawood. Yellow to reddish brown body with darker brown or black stripes. Sharply demarcated sapwood is pale gold colour. Grain is usually straight, but can sometimes be interlocked; fine uniform texture and good natural luster. 

RECOMMENDATIONS: Tends to be rather difficult to work, due to its high density, blunting effect on cutters, and its occasionally interlocked grain. Humidity must be controlled during storage. Machining must be sharp.

DRYING: Drying process is slow.  Wooden parts can crack or become deformed after drying.

USES:  Guitar backs and sides and also fingerboards.

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