Because of its beautiful dark color, density, and durability, Ebony (Diospyros melanoxylon) has been a highly valued wood since ancient times. It has a long heritage of use in furniture, sculpture, and fine woodcraft. Ebony carvings have even been found in Egyptian tombs. How rare it has become will surprise you.
I love to watch a guitar being made of repurposed or reclaimed wood. It’s exciting to observe the process as a seemingly worn-out piece of wood is given new life as a guitar or bass. I’ve seen guitar bodies made of wood reclaimed from old hockey sticks, industrial pallets, skateboard decks, surfboards, outhouses, barns, and bridges. … Read more