W African Ebony fingerboard 5/16" thick, 1st grade, wide/7 string
West African Ebony has been a standard fingerboard wood for factory guitars in Europe and America, and for many builders, it is preferred because it is easier to plane and is more stable than other Ebonies. It is rarely pure-black, but the streaks and mottling that are indicative of West African Ebony are now largely accepted in the marketplace.
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Use our Fret Scale and Fingerboard Length Calculator to see if the fingerboard you're ordering is long enough.
For those who require blacker boards, you can use one of these products to darken the wood:
- FFOA - Fingerboard Oil
- FLWRO - O'Brien Lutherie Wax
- FFO - Nomad F-One Oil
- FAW Dr. Duck's Ax Wax
- FSTBK - Black Wood Dye
For many years now we have not been able to get quartersawn boards as the Ebony trees are very small. Less than 1% of the boards are quartersawn and we cannot specially select quartersawn boards.
- Wood Species
- Ebony - West African
- Shipping Restrictions - Location
- No Restrictions
- 1st Grade
- Wide/7 String
- 20" or 50.8cm
- 3" or 7.6cm
- 5/16" or 7.9mm
- Fingerboard Blank