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”.
- Extremely dense, tight grained wood
- Used extensively in musical instrument production
- Excellent for carving
- One of the purest black woods
- Very expensive