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. Common Uses: Veneer, high-end cabinetry, billiard cues, musical instruments, turning, crafts and other small specialty items. Comments: 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.
This premium, high quality lumber is kiln dried, surfaced on two sides, and ready to use. This is a great batch of wood with exceptionally nice color contrast! This piece of lumber has a pin hole present. This piece of lumber is quarter to rift sawn. This piece of lumber has some checks with some pin knots. The edges are a bit rough.