Ebony was the wood of choice for Mister Bones during the minstrel era. It is one of the world's hardest woods. Ebony is a dense resonant wood that holds a reputation among woodcrafters as a saw buster.
Figures below are approximate (but pretty darn close)
Jet black or black brown, sometimes streaked (black licorice)
Specific Gravity: 1.12 (Strongest Tone)
Density: 65 pcf (Strong Tone)
Hardness: 3220 Janka (Sharpest Tone)
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