Glossary: Ebony

Ebony is the name for certain kinds of wood of the genus Diospyros mainly found in Africa and the Indian subcontinent.

Ebony is often confused with african blackwood (dalbergia melanoxylon). Its texture is somewhat softer and more brittle than african blackwood. Instruments made from ebony sound strong and dominant but not as hard as instruments made from african blackwood.

Material: ebony