Gibson ebony fretboard country of source

bugsbunny

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Does anyone know if Gibson uses African ebony or Indian ebony or Macassar ebony for their Custom Shop guitar fretboard?

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I think it comes from Cameroon but I have no confirmation of that. They are fairly tight lipped about their sources. Consider this total hearsay.
 

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I thought I read Macassar ebony recently.
 

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Macassar is very striped though unless they are dying them. I have a Macassar ebony board on an old Aria Pro II. It's stripey enough that I just assumed it was rosewood when I bought it from Japan, but when it got here I realized it was ebony.
 

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I wouldn't be surprised if they buy it from Bob Taylor.
 


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