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Ebony Headplate

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Ebony Headplate


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Botanical name: Diospyros crassiflora Hiern, Diospyros ebanum


Availability: In stock

€4.25  Taxes not included
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Botanical name: Diospyros crassiflora Hiern

Origin: Africa, Sri Lanka, India

Other names: African Ebony, Cameroon Ebony Ébano

Density: 900-1190 kg/m3 54-71 lbs/ft3

Uses: Fingerboards, bridges, headplates, tuning pegs

All of our ebony comes from Africa (Diospyros crassiflora Hiern

Heartwood is usually jet-black, with little to no variation or visible grain. Occasionally dark brown or grayish-brown streaks may be present. Its grain is usually straight but can also be interlocked. It has a fine and even texture with very high natural luster. West African Ebony has been a standard fingerboard wood for factory guitars in Europe and America. It is often preferred because it is easier to plane and is more stable than other Ebonies. It is rarely pure-black, which is now largely accepted in the marketplace. African ebony is among the most expensive of all available lumbers, usually about two to three times more expensive than most species of Rosewood. The small size of the tree and its demand for ornamental work, may contribute to its high price. Today, most of the commercially available ebony is sourced from Cameroon. All of our stock in the highest quality grades is very dark, almost black, with narrow and straight dark brown grain and no knots. Its texture is especially fine, but resistant to wear, which is why it is used for fingerboards. It is also used for bridges, headplates and tuning pegs.

Additional Information

Name Ebony Headplate
Wood Ebony
Pickup Type N/A
Manufacturer No
Quality No
Air shipping allowed Yes
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Price 4.25
  1. A++ review by David on 12/10/2020
    Global Rating

    Deep black, excellent piece, no extra colouring with dyes or stains. Quality material.

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