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Ebony – Macassar

Diospyros celebica
Also known as |
Asian Striped Ebony|Makassar|Striped Ebony
Ebony - Macassar Lumber @ Rare Woods USA

Macassar Ebony is known for its typically striped appearance, with usual colors typically dominated by deep browns although green, yellow, burgundy, red, orange and even peach secondary colors can highlight more spectacular pieces. Sapwood can range from a dull tan to a light golden brown, or sometimes even a muted orange, peach or light pink. In addition to its constant demand with veneer mills, it is highly-prized by guitar luthiers. Its great density gives the wood tremendous resonance, making it ideally suited for acoustic guitar back-and-sides or fretboards.

Macassar Ebony is noted for its striped appearance, although finding long, consistent grain patterns can be difficult on longer pieces. Usually its stripes are fairly large and bold — often with twists and overlaps — although occasionally (more desirable) pieces with fine, tight-knit, consistent striping can be found.

Like many woods of comparable density, it can be difficult to work and hard on blades, but that is of little concern to those who have experience with this regal ebony species. Southeast Asia produces some astounding exotics; Macassar Ebony is, most certainly, one of its renowned, trademark species.

This species is not listed in the CITES Appendices, but is listed as “Vulnerable” on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

Why We Love This Wood

One of our favorite species, Macassar Ebony just oozes class and sophistication.

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    Ebony - Macassar Lumber @ Rare Woods USA
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    Main Color GroupVariegated
    Grain Pattern Figured
    Avg Dry Weight - LB/BF5.8
    Avg Dry Weight - KG/M31120
    Janka Hardness - LBF3220
    Janka Hardness - N14140
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    Ebony-Macassar-Standard-4/4Lumber
    4/4 Lumber
    Standard
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    75
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    Ebony-Macassar-Standard-6/4Lumber

    6/4 Lumber

    Standard
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    80
    bf
    no
    Ebony-Macassar-Standard-8/4Lumber

    8/4 Lumber

    Standard
    bf
    85
    bf
    no

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    EBONMAC1140_1
    EBONMAC1140
    1.44"
    x 4.25" x
    31.06"
    Knot on edge with defect.

    $127.40

    EBONMAC1139_1
    EBONMAC1139
    1.44"
    x 4.25" x
    30.75"
    Nice board.

    $138.16

    EBONMAC1138_1
    EBONMAC1138
    1.44"
    x 3" x
    30"
    Skip planed.

    $95.48

    EBONMAC1137_1
    EBONMAC1137
    1.44"
    x 2.94" x
    29.88"
    Skip planed. Defects on surfaces.

    $84.20

    EBONMAC1135_1
    EBONMAC1135
    1.44"
    x 3.81" x
    28.56"
    Nice figure.

    $112.86

    EBONMAC1133_1
    EBONMAC1133
    1.44"
    x 4.5" x
    32.63"
    Nice board.

    $153.78

    EBONMAC1132_1
    EBONMAC1132
    1.44"
    x 5.88" x
    31.31"
    Defect in surface.

    $176.40

    EBONMAC1131_1
    EBONMAC1131
    1.44"
    x 5.75" x
    31.06"
    Defect on edge.

    $188.98

    EBONMAC1130_1
    EBONMAC1130
    1.44"
    x 3" x
    29.38"
    Pinhole.

    $93.94

    EBONMAC1129_1
    EBONMAC1129
    1.44"
    x 3.5" x
    31.88"
    Minor crack in end.

    $116.82

    EBONMAC1128_1
    EBONMAC1128
    1.44"
    x 3.13" x
    29.25"
    Nice board.

    $97.02

    EBONMAC1127_1
    EBONMAC1127
    1.44"
    x 3.5" x
    31.75"
    Cracks.

    $116.82

    EBONMAC1126_1
    EBONMAC1126
    1.44"
    x 4.19" x
    29.38"
    Defect in edge.

    $116.80

    EBONMAC1125_1
    EBONMAC1125
    1.44"
    x 4.13" x
    28.94"
    Nice board.

    $125.40

    EBONMAC1124_1
    EBONMAC1124
    1.44"
    x 3.75" x
    31.63"
    Worm track in edge.

    $114.20

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