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Ebony Fingerboards, East Indian

More Ebony will be coming out of the kiln late September.

  FINGERBOARDSIndianEbony1stgrade300 FINGERBOARDSIndianEbonyStriped300 FINGERBOARDSIndianEbony2ndgrade300
  1st grade Ebony Striped Ebony 2nd grade Ebony

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 using a number of products available at LMI.

See Ebony before & after darkening.

We recommend using one of the following products
to darken your fingerboards:
  

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.

See all our Fingerboard Sizes