Woodcraft Woodshop - Ebony, Gaboon Guitar Bridge 5/8" x 1-3/4" x 7"
(Diospyros spp.) Jet black in color with only the slightest possibility of dark brown streaks, Ebony has been a traditional material for steel string guitars. Sized to eliminate waste, this wood is...
Item 160088Model K55-156
Item 158298Model L33-105
Item 154134Model Rosewood EI FB
Item 123742Model Gaboon Ebony 1.5x1.5
Item 167034Model BRAZEB151518
Item 167035Model BRAZEB151524
- Minimum size 5/8" x 1-3/4" x 7"
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Our most recently delivery of Gaboon Ebony (Diospyros Spp.) is native to Western Africa and can now be purchased in a variety of sizes with 23 item offerings from Woodcraft, making it much easier to find the right size for any project. The exceptional quality of this batch was worth the wait. The heartwood is usually jet black, with little to no variation of visible grain. Occasionally dark brown streaks may be present. Can be difficult to work with due to its extremely high density. It is dense enough to sink in water and has a dully effect on cutters. It takes a finish well and has a high luster. Ebony is commonly used for ornamental purposes due to its price and available sizes. We have a selection of large sizes. The species has a long history of use, with carvings found dating back to the ancient Egyptians. In the 16th century fine cabinets were made of ebony. Makers of these cabinets in Paris were known as ebenistes, which remains the French term for a cabinetmaker. Ebony is commonly used for small ornamental purposes, such as piano keys, musical instrument parts, pool cues, carvings. Great for knobs, pulls, inlays and accents in cabinetry. Somewhat difficult to machine, but worth the reward and is excellent turning wood.