Hi - I am havng my lutheir install a new fingerboard (along w/a new neck). He says he has some great pieces of Ebony he got from India and that this wood is a good block of ebony- good thickness - but my question is about how hard the wood is. He says it's pretty hard - thus a little ambigious to me. I can have him order a new board ofcourse this will hold up my restoration proccess which is fine - but do any of you know how important it is for me to wait and try to get a super hard peice of ebony? how and what type of differences are we talking in terms of playability?? is harder wood better??