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West African Ebony


West African Ebony (Diospyros crassifloria Hiern) is a dense black/brown hardwood typically used in instruments, carvings and decorative accents in other projects.  When Bob Taylor (president of Taylor Guitars) discovered the problems Ebony harvesting was causing in Africa, he didn’t start looking for an alternative material; he started solving the problems. For the last decade, Taylor has dedicated his life to replanting the harvested forests and providing better working conditions for the timber crews and mill operators. Click here ( If you would like to learn about Taylor’s Ebony Project. We are lucky enough to now be working with Taylor to market select pieces of his legally and ethically harvested West African Ebony.  This orphaned material is too small or incorrectly shaped for use in musical instruments, but ideally sized for turnings, small projects, and exquisite accents in furniture work.  Wood has been air-dried and sitting for quite some time.  Due to the density and drying process, small surface checks may be visible in some pieces.  These are not considered defects.

Due to international shipping restrictions, we can only ship this product in the United States.


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Product Image Product Name Qty
West African Ebony 1-1/2” X 1-1/2” X 19-1/4” 1-piece SKU: EBONY38X38X490

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West African Ebony 1-3/16” X 5/8” X 12-1/2” 1-piece SKU: EBONY30X18X320

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West African Ebony 1-3/4” X 9/16” X 7-1/2” 1-piece SKU: EBONY45X15X200

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West African Ebony ¾” X ¾” X 3-7/8” 1-piece SKU: EBONY20X20X100

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West African Ebony

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Country of Manufacture Cameroon