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Percy Danforth African Blackwood Bones

Percy Danforth African Blackwood Bones
Traditional minstrel style design


 
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  • Good substitute for ebony bones.

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African Blackwood is a dark heavy rare exotic rosewood favored by many wind instrument makers over ebony. The tree is native to Africa and delivers a strong powerful tone.

Many wind instrument makers favor African Blackwood over ebony. Like ebony, blackwood is quite hard and dense and quickly dulls saw blades. Its oily nature and high tolerance to climate changes make blackwood a good instrument wood for bone players and all musicians. Although pricy, African Blackwood, a member of the rosewood family, is a bargain compared to ebony.

African Blackwood grows throughout central Africa. The tree is also reported to grow in western India. Since the reported specific gravity is 1.0 (same as water) I tossed a pair of Danforth African Blackwood Bones into a bucket of water, and sure enough, they sank like a rock.
Features
  • Traditional Minstrel Style Design: Still popular over 150 years
  • Durable African Blackwood: Lasts for centuries
  • Protective Minwax Finish: Keeps bones like new

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