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Ebony – Gabon

Diospyros crassiflora
Also known as |
African Ebony|Cameroon Ebony|Gabon Ebony|Gaboon Ebony|Nigerian Ebony
Ebony - Gabon Lumber @ Rare Woods USA

With an unceasing worldwide demand, Gabon Ebony remains one of the world’s most expensive exotic woods. Trees are small and slow growing, contributing to its high price tag. Given this, finding long, undefective boards is quite rare; such pieces always command premium prices. Its signature jet black heartwood (which can sometimes contain streaks of browns, golden browns and even greys), combined with its great strength, durability and density, gives it universal appeal with instrument craftsmen.

Its dark neutral color and ability to hold detail makes it very popular with wood turners and carvers, also. The wood’s very high oil content yields a magnificent natural luster when sanded, although, as would be expected, this characteristic can pose challenges when gluing.

Populations from Madagascar are listed in CITES Appendix II and is categorized as “Endangered” on the IUCN Red List.

Why We Love This Wood

Perhaps the most sought-after exotic wood in the world, as it is the traditional fingerboard "wood of choice" for orchestral stringed instruments (violins, violas, cellos, etc.) with its typically deep jet black heartwood. In the past few years, both the quality and supply of what has been made available to US markets has dipped, dramatically. In the face of an unwavering demand, this has resulted in greatly increased wholesale and retail pricing.

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Vital Statistics
Main Color GroupBlack
Grain Pattern Even
Avg Dry Weight - LB/FT359
Avg Dry Weight - KG/M3950
Janka Hardness - LBF2700
Janka Hardness - N12030
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Ebony-Gabon-Standard-4/4Lumber
4/4 Lumber
Standard
bf
110.00
bf
no
Ebony-Gabon-Standard-6/4Lumber

6/4 Lumber

Standard
bf
110.00
bf
no
Ebony-Gabon-Standard-8/4Lumber

8/4 Lumber

Standard
bf
110.00
bf
no
Ebony-Gabon-Ungraded-Billets

Billets

Ungraded
lb
10.00
lb
no
Ebony-Gabon-Ungraded-Cutoffs

Cutoffs

Ungraded
lb
7.00
lb
no

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