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“It's nice to know that
I have a good
source for quality
guitar wood as
well as guitar parts
fabrication, such as
LMI's fingerboard
slotting service. 
As I am only set up
to slot 650mm
fingerboards, you
guys have saved my
butt on making me
several odd scale
lengths recently! 
I want you to know
that I appreciate
you guys and the
wood and services
that you supply
to me, a small,
independent luthier. 
Your fine fingerboard
slotting service
saves me a lot of
time and trouble,
for which I am grateful. 
THANK YOU!"

Bob Desmond

Ebony Fingerboards, East Indian

  FINGERBOARDSIndianEbony1stgrade300 FINGERBOARDSIndianEbonyStriped300 FINGERBOARDSIndianEbony2ndgrade300
  1st grade Ebony Striped Ebony 2nd grade 
  See all our Fingerboard Sizes 
  NOTE: Boards designated steel string will accommodate a standard steel string guitar, but have defects outside the pattern area. These are not appropriate for classical guitars.

Diospyros ebenum

Indian Ebony is less plentiful than West African Ebony and so you are less likely to find it in the market place, though it is commonly used for violin and other bowed instrument fittings. The wood is about 8% lower in weight than African Ebony, but has equal (excellent) compression strength and is similarly stable. We are assured of responsible harvest practices with third party oversight. Because we have not carried it long, we are not certain that the supply of this fine wood will be steady in the future.

Indian Ebony is notorious for its mineral spots and our fingerboards are no exception. These spots are easy to camouflage. We recommend using one of the following products to darken your fingerboards:  

See Ebony before & after darkening.