|Black Limba |
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DESCRIPTION: The color has varying degrees of brown to black with a tinge of orange streaking; the heartwood may have grey-black streaks. Black Limba is a close, straight grained timber, sometimes with interlocked or wavy grain producing excellent figure, with a moderately coarse but even texture. Nails, screws & glues well.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: West African species.
BOTANICAL NAME: Terminalia ivorensis.
USES: Furniture & musical instruments. Was used by Gibson in producing their now highly sought-after Flying V & Explorer guitars in 1957.
JANKA HARDNESS: 730