17 Sep. 1990|
Macassar ebony guitar wood,wooden boat plans skiff,typical garden bench dimensions - Reviews
This beautifully made guitar by John Greven has a set figured Macassar Ebony back and sides.
The Diospyros family consists of around 500 deciduous and evergreen trees commonly known as ebony or persimmon trees. As a tonewood, Macassar Ebony has been described to produce instruments with a clear, loud sound. Great wood for bridges, fretboards, binding and faceplates…lower damping than many other ebonies, has a great deal of visual appeal, and lower mass while retaining close to the same surface hardness.
I would classify this wood as providing a slightly dark and woody overtone content with a low to mid end predominance- much like Indian Rosewood!
Macassar Ebony (Diospyros celebica), derives it’s name from the Makassar, the main seaport of the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. We are thrilled to begin our offering of Bamburg guitars with this stunning Ebony masterpiece.
As I was building the guitar, I knew it was going to come out heavy and I was worried that there wouldn’t be much volume so I was surprised and pleased at how loud it was.
I’m not very good at describing tonal qualities so all I can say is that this guitar, to my hear, sounded very sweet and beautiful.
MacDonald Sakurai, Masaki Sanchis, Ricardo Sand, Kirk Santa Cruz Sanzone Guitar & Mandolin Co.