Malaysian Blackwood available for luthiers around the world
Malaysian Blackwood is the new guitar tonewood we have added to our catalog. This tonewood seeks to position itself as a product of distinction for guitar builders. This is due to its look and sound.
At Maderas Barber we help enterprising luthiers to develop their personal brand by offering exotic woods of excellent quality at a competitive price. And that is why we have incorporated this batch of Malaysian blackwood.
Characteristics of Malaysian Blackwood
Its botanical name is Diospyros ebonasea and, unlike African Blackwood, Malaysian Blackwood is not a Dalbergia, it is a somewhat particular ebony native to Malaysia with tonal characteristics similar to Dalbergias but with an additional benefit in clear mids and trebles. Malaysian blackwood is prized for its glassy tone and sustain.
This wood is more flexible compared to African blackwood, its general coloration is similar to ziricote, black and dark gray lines stand out among subtle shades of brown, reddish and green. All of this is in contrast to the sapwood, which is a light brown color.
What sizes and grades are available in Malaysian Blackwood?
Available for classical and acoustic guitar.
These pieces are particularly selected for their beauty and can be selected one by one, as each piece is photographed and published in our online store.
The sets are carefully matched in sets of Backs and Sides, and the pieces are calibrated and dry.
AA and A quality acoustic and classical guitar backs and sides
Malaysian Blackwood classical guitar backs measure 550x200x4mm x2 and are available in first and second quality.
The Malaysian Blackwood sides for classical guitar measure 800x110x3,5mm x2.
For acoustic guitars, the sizes are a bit bigger, in this case the Malaysian Blackwood backs measure 550/570x215/230x4,5mm x2
and the Malaysian Blackwood sides for acoustics are 825/860x125/140x4mm x2
They are also available in first and second quality.
The Malaysian Blackwood drop top is a great idea to improve the look of your electric guitar. The drop top allows you to combine with other woods so that the final weight of the body is not so high.
Malaysian Blackwood Bridges and headplates
In our catalog you will find Malaysian Blackwood bridges for classical guitar (200x33x13) or acoustic guitar (181x58x12) and parts for one-piece or symmetrical headplate.
Malaysian Blackwood fretboards
We will also have five fretboard sizes. 470, 500, 530, 720 all of them by 75x9. And also available a 720x85x9 size ideal for electric bass or 7 or 8 string guitars.