How well do you know your Ebony wood?

So, you’ve heard about ebony and you know that it’s a much sought-after wood… But how well do you really know this magic material? We’ve created a fun quiz for you to test your knowledge. All answers at the bottom of the post! True or false: there are 20 different species of ebony trees in […]

December 14, 2016 Post Comment News

Ebony Wood – An Interior Decorator’s dream

A quick tour through Pinterest will highlight what we already know, light colours go really well with dark wood trim. So if you’re planning on installing ebony floors, you might want to bring in the light, and the lighter colours. But just because you’re going dark, does not mean you have to stick to all […]

December 14, 2016 Post Comment News

The Ebony Tree – Genus Diospyros

Various species of Diospyros are found in the tropical regions of Africa, the Americas, Asia, Madagascar and Mauritius. There could be as many as three hundred species worldwide, many on the endangered list and some almost extinct. Ebony, also called blackwood in certain areas, is a wood of high density that turns with great success. […]

November 10, 2016 Post Comment News

The demand for Ebony Wood

“Now I need to take a piece of wood and make it sound like the railroad track, but I also had to make it beautiful and lovable so that a person playing it would think of it in terms of his mistress, a bartender, his wife, a good psychiatrist – whatever.” – Les Paul It’s […]

November 3, 2016 Post Comment Media, News


Listening to beautiful music, we seldom think of the way instruments are manufactured, but for the musician, it is a critical factor in deciding which instrument to use, or invest in. In many cases, including guitar making and the production of flutes, ebony wood is vital in getting that perfect sound… And look. The close-grained […]

October 19, 2016 Post Comment News


Ebony is usually mentioned in the superlative: The hardest wood; the darkest wood, the scarcest wood, the densest wood and the heaviest. Because of these qualities, ebony is also the most expensive wood. The darker the wood, the higher the price. At a growth rate of twelve to fifteen millimetre per year, it is probably […]

October 19, 2016 Post Comment News

Facts about Diospyros ferrae (Willd.)

Diospyros is a genus of over 700 species of deciduous and evergreen trees, shrubs and small bushes. The trees are normally known as ebony or persimmon trees, and are known for their wood or fruit. The name Diospyros can contextually be translated from Greek as ‘divine fruit’, and more literally as ‘wheat of Zeus’. At […]

September 21, 2016 Post Comment News

How to care for Ebony Wood

So you’re the proud new owner of a treasured Ebony sculpture, a beautiful piece of jewelry, or perhaps a new Gibson Les Paul featuring an Ebony fretboard? Here are some tips on caring for Ebony Wood, to make sure that it brings you pleasure for decades to come. Remember: Ebony is a hard wood, and […]

September 8, 2016 Post Comment Uncategorized


It comes as no surprise that all the leading guitar makers use ebony wood in the manufacturing process of their guitars. From Gibson to Fender, they all look at ebony wood to make the difference. Guitar manufacturer, Taylor, makes use of Macassar Ebony from Indonesia, and claim that the hardwood is clear and loud, with […]

August 29, 2016 Post Comment News


Well, here at Ebony by Agora we know that you’re definitely not a dummy – not if you’ve chosen this unique, high-quality wood to become part of your home or furnishings. But we do know that you’re going to come into contact with an array of wood-specific terms. To cut through the confusion, here are […]

August 9, 2016 Post Comment News
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