B/S African Blackwood, uke concert/tenor
African Blackwood (a member of the Rosewood family, Dalbergia) has long been recognized by classical guitar builders as the "holy grail" of tonewoods. With a strong responsive tap tone that surpasses even Brazilian Rosewood, it can contribute great volume, power, and brilliance to a guitar.
Now many prominent steel string builders (among them Kevin Ryan, Michael Greenfield, Michihiro Matsuda and Marc Maingard) are building with it, with equally impressive results.
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Video: Working with Problem Woods
African Blackwood is difficult to work and can be hard to bend, but it is strikingly beautiful and polishes to a high luster. It is very
Due to the small size of African Blackwood trees, obtaining guitar sets is difficult. Most sets will show some defects within the pattern such as solid pin knots and/or wormholes that can be filled.
- The one you see is the one you get.
- Wood Species
- African Blackwood
- Shipping Restrictions - Location
- USA Only
- Ukulele Tenor or smaller
- .115" or 2.9mm
- Back Width
- 4 3/4" or 12cm
- Back Length
- 12 1/2" or 31.7cm