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Indian Ebony Fingerboard Grade A


Indian Ebony Fingerboard

Grade A 70/60

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Indian Ebony Fingerboard Dreadnought

Grade A

70mm-60mm Tapered

Size 530X70/60X10MM
20-3/4X2-3/4 - 2-3/8X3/8

Ebony grading system:

 (Based on EXTERNAL appearances--generally the inside is the same but not always)

Ebony can vary somewhat in density. Variances from .80 to 1.16 are possible. What today is called ebony is probably not the wood called by the Egyptians and in the Bible as ebony. It seems that African Blackwood (a Dalbergia spp. – Rosewood) was the wood they were referring to. Ebony is darker however.

Grade A: 

          Black wood with some dark brown or grey zones or areas, that SOMETIMES disappear through normal finishing or dyeing but usually WILL NOT.

**Some vendors take A or B grade wood and cover it in thick wax to make it appear they have AAA grade, WE GRADE BASED ON THE BARE WOOD COLOR, WHICH IS COMPLETELY DIFFERENT AND BASED ON OUR COMMITMENT TO HONESTY.**

*Each Sold Separately

*Photos are typical of what you could expect when purchasing.

*Sizes may vary slightly.

Ebony is a member of the diospyros family. In the older trees, the wood is very black accounting for the reputation of this wood. Colors in actual pieces vary quite a bit with at least a little brown being seen in all but our upper grades. Truly black pieces are extremely rare now. Almost ALL Ebony these days has some quantity of Mineral Spots.


 Treating mineral:

It is fairly easy to make the mineral almost invisible as you can see from our before and after photos. After giving the board its final sanding with 400 grit paper, we brush on a coat of muriatic acid, which is something that can be picked up at a hardware store for about $5 for a lifetime supply. You can see the acid attacking the mineral as it soaks in and dries. After that apply some fingerboard oil and voila! The board featured in the images was one of the worst boards we had and now the mineral is virtually undetectable!

Untreated Ebony

Treated Ebony

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Nice Solid Blacks......

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Ive been very impressed with the Ebony fretboards ive got. Nice soild black with little to no streaking. Very impressed will definitely be buying more in the future!

Shop owner reply (19/08/2020):
It was a pleasure being able to supply you with the tonewood that you needed! I look forward to a long friendship and many purchases! - Scott
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Nicely Prepped!!!

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great boards! nicely prepped

Shop owner reply (19/08/2020):
Thank you Scott.... we look forward to the opportunity to serve you again!

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