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Macassar Ebony Fingerboards

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By far the best value in Ebony, our Macassar Ebony is quartersawn, stable and less prone to cracking than African and Indian Ebony. The boards range from near black to very stripey, so please state your preference when ordering. Many find the striping in this wood to be beautiful, but for those who insist on black fingerboards we have had good success darkening the wood with either FD fingerboard dye, FFOA fingerboard oil, or FAW Duck’s Ax Wax (See chart). The dye darkens the wood completely, the oil renders even the boldest streaks barely perceptible and the Ax wax deepens the color.

Master flamenco guitar maker Lester Devoe has chosen Macassar Ebony as the preferred fingerboard wood for his high-end guitars. Stability is the most important thing for him, so he values that the boards are quartersawn. He likes the striped coloration but dyes them for some customers. The boards with more color contrast seem to be a little lighter in weight that the darker ones and so for Lester, these are best for getting the tone he wants from his flamencos (saving the dark ones for his classical guitars).

Excellent quantity discounts are available. Please inquire.


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