and other Luthier woods
Snakewood makes for an exciting fretboard or accent. It is more trouble to work with than most woods and if you are unfamiliar with it we recommend you buy a smaller less expensive piece to practice working on. These pieces have been smeared with superglue (thin viscosity) to try to prevent/fill any checks or cracks. Expect to use superglue and possibly snakewood sawdust to fill voids or checks that may (usually) be present. These pieces will need to have the flatness and thickness adjusted by the luthier as they are rough sawn. The smallest dimensions we can find on the board are the sizes reported below.
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Ebony is one of
the woods usually used for fretboards. If you are not familiar with
our ebony grading system be sure to click the "ebony" button above to see
grades on the ebony page. Ebony (and all other woods) is considered
partially air dried unless specifically noted to be air dried or kiln-dried.
We consider air dried or kiln-dried to mean that a piece of wood has 12%
moisture or less.
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