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Where can I find solid black Ebony fingerboards?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by tjclem, Jul 14, 2004.

  1. tjclem

    tjclem Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 6, 2004
    Central Florida
    Owner and builder Clementbass
    LMI and stew mac don't appear to be Black Gaboon Ebony. I am looking for 1 for a 35" scale 5 string Thanks ......t
  2. FBB Custom

    FBB Custom TalkBass Pro Commercial User

    Jan 26, 2002
    Owner: FBB Bass Works
    Last I knew LMI did do black ebony. If you have surfacing capabilities, I'd check out a place called Vikwood. Good folks.
  3. Can't you dye it???
  4. McHack


    Jul 29, 2003
    Central Ohio!
  5. Just a suggestion bud.

    I've gotten a couple nice near-blacks that I dyded and they looked fantastic is all.

    I've got a shzzload of ebony blanks at my house...they're only 18" long tho...

    I posted this before, but I will again. If anyone has a use for 18" long, 5/16" thick 3.5" wide ebony blanks (real old stuff...yes, dipped ends) give me a holler. Black as you can handle

    I have some real nice (albeit on the medium-light side) rosewood blanks as well.

    PM's work... thanks.
  6. PasdaBeer


    Nov 2, 2002
    Santa Rosa California
    SandStorm Designs
    LMI is the ****, i live really close to them, they are awsome to work with, do good fretslotting and radius work, and there ebony is awsome ( im using some i found in there reject bin for a bass im building, and its pefect minus a slight discoloration, and there prime stuff is PERFECT black )