Amara Ebony is an exotic and interesting option for this part of the instrument. This wood has a high density, so it is very recommendable when supporting the tension of the strings.
Regarding to its appearance, Amara Ebony is a beautiful tonewood with a combination of different colors in the same wood: red, green and black.
Try this Asiatic Ebony and fall in love with these Amara headplates for your classic guitar.
BOTANIC NAME: Diospyros Celebica
COMMON NAMES: Amara Ebony
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.