Originally Posted by echoSE7EN
Why not just save a little longer and get ebony, if that's what you really want?
FWIW, there is a reason for our pricing structure on ebony. It isn't as reliably stable as urban myth will imply - it is very temperamental and tends to "come home for TLC" on too regular a basis.
Since the original poster is in Australia, I strongly recommend AGAINST ebony for this reason. It isn't a 100% guarantee there will be an issue, but it's definitely a better than 50/50 chance that it will require some special attention AFTER it's been in the field for a bit. Cocobolo and wenge are the polar opposites, from the stability/reliability perspective - the essentially NEVER require special attention.