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Katalox Fingerboards

FINGERBOARDSKataloxWFK1500Swartzia cubensis - Origin Mexico

Katalox (pronounced "cat-ah-losh") is a dense, hard Central American wood that is similar to Ebony. The color is dark brown to nearly black with subtle red/purple highlights. Martin Guitar has used Katalox fingerboards on several of their guitar models. With a bit of oil, we feel that this wood would be very difficult to differentiate from Ebony.

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SKU Product Name In Stock Each 3+  
FBKT1STD Classical fingerboard, Katalox, 1st grade
Yes $15.95 $14.20
FBKT1STDTH Classical fingerboard, Katalox, 1st grade, 1/4" thick
Yes $15.95 $14.20
FBKT2STD Classical fingerboard, Katalox, 2nd grade
Yes $12.60 $11.21
FBKT2STDTH Classical fingerboard, Katalox, 2nd grade, 1/4" thick
Yes $12.60 $11.21
FBKT1MU Mando/uke fingerboard, Katalox, 1st grade
Yes $6.75 $6.01
FBKT2MU Mando/uke fingerboard, Katalox, 2nd grade
No $5.33 $4.74