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I want to express my deepest gratitude to the team at LMII.  When I started making guitars 26 years ago, my first guitar was made from wood that I ordered from the LMI catalog (there was no internet back then). Since then, the team at LMI has been nothing short of excellent!  The products and services are second to none.  My only regret is that I waited 26 years to say...THANK YOU!

Respectfully, 
Tony Vines

Macassar Ebony

BSMacassarSapNiklasRotemar700
Macassar guitar with broad sapwood center
by Niklas Rotemar of Stockholm, Sweden.
 

Back & Sides Dimensions
Wood Grading article
Figured Wood Terms

Diospyros celebica

With alternating bands of black and light tan, our striped Macassar Ebony is one of our most striking woods. In addition to a large group of hand-makers who use it, there are a number of prominent manufacturers who offer it on their more deluxe models, including Breedlove, McPherson and Goodall. From Celebes and Sulawesi Island in East Indonesia, Macassar Ebony offers good stability and superb, Rosewood-like tonality. Supply of this wood is erratic, especially in the higher grades, and demand has grown steadily over the years, so backorders are often necessary. Pair it with a nice white Engelmann Spruce top for an instrument of striking visual and sonic quality.

The appearance of the Macassar Ebony varies widely. So, each set is priced and shown individually in our "select-a-set" format.

See a Macassar guitar by Steve Henderson

PLEASE NOTE: Because these sets are one-of-a-kind, they cannot be reserved. Also, the back and side components of a set cannot be sold individually nor can they be interchanged with the components of another set. Once a set is purchased, it will disappear from the page. If a set was already put in another persons cart, they will not be able to check out until they remove it.


B&S, Macassar Ebony, classical/OM

BSMECL006 -  $285.00



B&S, Macassar Ebony, classical/OM

BSMECL015 -  $295.00



B&S, Macassar Ebony, classical/OM

BSMECL022 -  $320.00



B&S, Macassar Ebony, classical/OM

BSMECL023 -  $350.00



B&S, Macassar Ebony, classical/OM

BSMECL032 -  $315.00



B&S, Macassar Ebony, classical/OM

BSMECL033 -  $290.00



B&S, Macassar Ebony, classical/OM

BSMECL034 -  $340.00



B&S, Macassar Ebony, classical/OM

BSMECL036 -  $290.00



B&S, Macassar Ebony, classical only

BSME1NS011 -  $250.00



B&S, Macassar Ebony, classical only

BSME1NS013 -  $270.00



B&S, Macassar Ebony, classical only

BSME1NS022 -  $300.00



B&S, Macassar Ebony, classical only

BSME1NS023 -  $290.00



B&S, Macassar Ebony, classical only

BSME1NS027 -  $275.00



B&S, Macassar Ebony, classical only

BSME1NS030 -  $275.00



B&S, Macassar Ebony, classical only

BSME1NS031 -  $275.00



B&S, Macassar Ebony, classical only

BSMENS003 -  $280.00



B&S, Macassar Ebony, classical only

BSMENS004 -  $290.00



B&S, Macassar Ebony, classical only

BSMENS006 -  $290.00



B&S, Macassar Ebony, classical only

BSMENS008 -  $310.00



B&S, Macassar Ebony, classical only

BSMENS009 -  $260.00



B&S, Macassar Ebony, classical only

BSMENS010 -  $280.00



B&S, Macassar Ebony, classical only

BSMENS011 -  $300.00