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Ebony, the wood used in guitars for hundreds of years. Now, it’s under the verge of extinction. Ebony Turning Blanks trees are normally small and slow-growing. It’s a high-quality wood which is very hard and strong. This makes ebony as one of the highly demanded woods in the market.

Ebony is expensive for its dense black color and unbeatable hardness. The contrasting color makes it attractive for guitar fingerboards, backs and sides. Builders prefer West African based Ebonies because it’s easy to plane and stable than other woods. Ceylon Ebony, Gaboon Ebony, Mun Ebony, and Macassar Ebony are few of the particular species under Ebony.

Pale moon Ebony also called as black and white ebony. It’s popular among U.S guitar luthiers and Africans. This Southeast Asian wood is the most difficult perplexing exotic wood in the wood market.  At times, it’s visually stunning with bold black lines on a pale yellow base. The volume and pattern of these lines are unpredictable and varies from one piece to another.

Exotic Wood Zone offers wide varieties of Ebony Turning Blanks

Wood speciesEbony
Scientific nameDiospyros genus
Weight1,100 – 1,300 kg/m3
ColorBlack, very dark after finishing
TextureFine texture, straight with some interlocking grain pattern.
ShippingNo restrictions
RecommendationsWood turning and carving