"Just received my latest classical guitar kit. I had a couple of requests for wood selection, and you did a great job in selecting on both counts, In addition, all the wood was great quality - this was an expensive kit, but your product made it a very good value to me.
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.
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: