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Ebony – Brown

Libidibia paraguariensis
Also known as |
Brazilian Ebony
Ebony - Brown Lumber @ Rare Woods USA

Brown Ebony is not a true Ebony and it is slightly odd that this species derives its name from a genus generally known for its black coloring.  Like true ebonies though, Brown Ebony is very dense and hard to work.

This South American species is popular for turning, musical instruments and decorative pieces.

This species is not listed in the CITES Appendices, but is reported by the IUCN as being “vulnerable.”

Why We Love This Wood

Not readily available, and something quite unique to have in your collection.

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    Vital Statistics
    Main Color GroupDark Brown
    Grain Pattern Even
    Avg Dry Weight - LB/BF6
    Avg Dry Weight - KG/M31160
    Janka Hardness - LBF3590
    Janka Hardness - N15970
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    Ebony-Brown-Standard-4/4Lumber
    4/4 Lumber
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    34
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    Ebony – Brown
    Nice board
    EBBR1046
    39.25 × 4.13 × 0.88 in

    Nice board

    $59.22

    Ebony – Brown
    Nice board
    EBBR1046
    39.25 × 4.13 × 0.88 in

    $59.22

    Ebony – Brown
    EBBR1046
    39.25 × 4.13 × 0.88 in

    $59.22

    Ebony – Brown
    (1) Wormhole, Nice board
    EBBR1045
    39.75 × 3.25 × 0.88 in

    (1) Wormhole, Nice board

    $47.20

    Ebony – Brown
    (1) Wormhole, Nice board
    EBBR1045
    39.75 × 3.25 × 0.88 in

    $47.20

    Ebony – Brown
    EBBR1045
    39.75 × 3.25 × 0.88 in

    $47.20

    Ebony – Brown
    Wormholes, Wormholes on the edge
    EBBR1044
    39.13 × 3.25 × 0.88 in

    Wormholes, Wormholes on the edge

    $42.59

    Ebony – Brown
    Wormholes, Wormholes on the edge
    EBBR1044
    39.13 × 3.25 × 0.88 in

    $42.59

    Ebony – Brown
    EBBR1044
    39.13 × 3.25 × 0.88 in

    $42.59

    Ebony – Brown
    Nice board
    EBBR1043
    39.25 × 4.25 × 0.88 in

    Nice board

    $60.94

    Ebony – Brown
    Nice board
    EBBR1043
    39.25 × 4.25 × 0.88 in

    $60.94

    Ebony – Brown
    EBBR1043
    39.25 × 4.25 × 0.88 in

    $60.94

    Ebony – Brown
    Wormholes on one side
    EBBR1041
    39.56 × 3.13 × 0.94 in

    Wormholes on one side

    $41.47

    Ebony – Brown
    Wormholes on one side
    EBBR1041
    39.56 × 3.13 × 0.94 in

    $41.47

    Ebony – Brown
    EBBR1041
    39.56 × 3.13 × 0.94 in

    $41.47

    Ebony – Brown
    Check.
    EBBR1039
    39.13 × 6.25 × 1 in

    Check.

    $89.35

    Ebony – Brown
    Check.
    EBBR1039
    39.13 × 6.25 × 1 in

    $89.35

    Ebony – Brown
    EBBR1039
    39.13 × 6.25 × 1 in

    $89.35

    Ebony – Brown
    Clear.
    EBBR1038
    39.38 × 6.25 × 1 in

    Clear.

    $89.92

    Ebony – Brown
    Clear.
    EBBR1038
    39.38 × 6.25 × 1 in

    $89.92

    Ebony – Brown
    EBBR1038
    39.38 × 6.25 × 1 in

    $89.92

    Ebony – Brown
    Clear.
    EBBR1037
    39.63 × 5 × 1 in

    Clear.

    $72.39

    Ebony – Brown
    Clear.
    EBBR1037
    39.63 × 5 × 1 in

    $72.39

    Ebony – Brown
    EBBR1037
    39.63 × 5 × 1 in

    $72.39

    Ebony – Brown
    Surface checks.
    EBBR1034
    39.19 × 3.13 × 1 in

    Surface checks.

    $41.08

    Ebony – Brown
    Surface checks.
    EBBR1034
    39.19 × 3.13 × 1 in

    $41.08

    Ebony – Brown
    EBBR1034
    39.19 × 3.13 × 1 in

    $41.08

    Ebony – Brown
    Check
    EBBR1031
    39.5 × 4.13 × 0.88 in

    Check

    $59.60

    Ebony – Brown
    Check
    EBBR1031
    39.5 × 4.13 × 0.88 in

    $59.60

    Ebony – Brown
    EBBR1031
    39.5 × 4.13 × 0.88 in

    $59.60

    Ebony – Brown
    Small cracks
    EBBR1030
    39.81 × 5.75 × 0.94 in

    Small cracks

    $76.66

    Ebony – Brown
    Small cracks
    EBBR1030
    39.81 × 5.75 × 0.94 in

    $76.66

    Ebony – Brown
    EBBR1030
    39.81 × 5.75 × 0.94 in

    $76.66

    Ebony – Brown
    NIce board
    EBBR1027
    39.19 × 5.19 × 0.94 in

    NIce board

    $74.31

    Ebony – Brown
    NIce board
    EBBR1027
    39.19 × 5.19 × 0.94 in

    $74.31

    Ebony – Brown
    EBBR1027
    39.19 × 5.19 × 0.94 in

    $74.31

    Ebony – Brown
    Nice board
    EBBR1026
    39.56 × 5.81 × 0.94 in

    Nice board

    $83.97

    Ebony – Brown
    Nice board
    EBBR1026
    39.56 × 5.81 × 0.94 in

    $83.97

    Ebony – Brown
    EBBR1026
    39.56 × 5.81 × 0.94 in

    $83.97

    Ebony – Brown
    (3) Worm holes, (2) Checks
    EBBR1025
    39.63 × 5.06 × 0.94 in

    (3) Worm holes, (2) Checks

    $73.26

    Ebony – Brown
    (3) Worm holes, (2) Checks
    EBBR1025
    39.63 × 5.06 × 0.94 in

    $73.26

    Ebony – Brown
    EBBR1025
    39.63 × 5.06 × 0.94 in

    $73.26

    Ebony – Brown
    (1) Worm hole
    EBBR1023
    39.44 × 5.94 × 0.94 in

    (1) Worm hole

    $85.59

    Ebony – Brown
    (1) Worm hole
    EBBR1023
    39.44 × 5.94 × 0.94 in

    $85.59

    Ebony – Brown
    EBBR1023
    39.44 × 5.94 × 0.94 in

    $85.59

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    Chakte Viga is a wood that has been starting to emerge from relative obscurity over the last decade or so, being one of the lesser-known and -demanded woods from the tropical Central America region. We feel it has a huge untapped potential as a guitar tonewood, as well as in fine furniture production in the US. The wood has some very subtle aesthetics, sometimes exhibiting a 3D-like shimmering chatoyance after being finished with clear lacquer.

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