Macassar Ebony

The demand of Macassar Ebony doesn’t stop of increasing thanks to its excellent sound qualities and its hardness, what makes it perfect for being used in bridges. In addition, we can’t forget its beautiful figures and exotic touch, even oriental.

In Maderas Barber we always innovate and look for new and better option for your instrument. That’s why we are sure that Macassar Ebony bridges won’t let you down.

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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