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Malaysian Blackwood

 

 

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Malaysian Blackwood is a premium tonewood that is well suited for all sorts of guitars. It has become a favorite of several well known high-end luthiers and it's popularity is growing. Denser than most Rosewoods, the sustaining, glassy tap tone draws comparisons to African Blackwood. It is slightly less brittle though, and unlike African Blackwood, most sets have attractive dark streaks (also, African Blackwood is a true Rosewood, Malaysian Blackwood is not). The overall coloring is similar to Ziricote, with black and dark gray colors highlighted by subtle reddish brown and/or green hues.

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B&S, Malaysian Blkwd, steel string

BSMB1SS024 -  $395.00



B&S, Malaysian Blkwd, steel string

BSMB1SS025 -  $395.00



B&S, Malaysian Blkwd, steel string

BSMB1SS034 -  $395.00