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Gabon Ebony Title
Origin of Wood Type:
Africa
Botanical Name:
Diospyrus crassiflora
Specific Gravity:
1.03
Avg. Weight Per BF (?):
5.33 lb/ bf
Color Range:
Black
Rarity / Availability: (?):
Moderately Rare
Typical Avg. Width:
3" to 4"
Typical Avg. Length:
3' to 5'
Avg. Waste Factor (?):

Wood Uses:

Piano and Organ Keys, other Musical Instrument Parts, Wood Turning, Wood Carving, Inlaying, Box Making and many other uses
lumber Grades (?):

Select and Better, Billets, Premium

Other Trade Names:

African Ebony, Cameroon Ebony, Kribi Ebony, Madagascar Ebony

Description:

Gabon ebony is the benchmark for black in lumber. It has been treasured through the ages from statues found in Egyptian tombs to the fret boards on violins. A very dense wood with specific gravity of 1.2, it is usually only available in widths less than 6” and lengths less than 48”.
*Very dense tight grained wood
*Used extensively in musical instrument production
*Excellent for carving
*One of the purest black woods
*Very expensive

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