Ebonex Saddle ??

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Ebonex Saddle ??

Postby crowduck » Mon Dec 05, 2005 6:43 am

Does anyone know of a source for 'Ebonex'? I've been reading that several of the 'top builders' of acoustic lap slide guitars are now making their saddles 'capped' with 'Ebonex', which as far as I've been able to find out, is an industrial ceramic material used in batteries and water filtration. The guitar makers I've queried so far have been 'secretive' as to sources for obvious reasons. They must have found an economical supply somewhere, anyone know anything about this stuff?

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RE: Ebonex Saddle ??

Postby ricochet » Mon Dec 05, 2005 5:23 pm

Here's the stuff, a "titanium suboxide ceramic":

http://www.sovereign-publications.com/atraverda.htm

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RE: Ebonex Saddle ??

Postby louisianagrey » Mon Dec 05, 2005 5:49 pm

[updated:LAST EDITED ON Dec-05-05 AT 12:50 PM (EST)]"Top builders" means Tim Scheerhorn, as far as I can tell. Not that he isn't a (possibly the) top builder, but I don't think Ebonex is as widely used as the phrase might imply. Given the usual applications of the stuff I would guess that builders are getting offcuts from heavy-duty users.

I've emailed the people in Ric's link about prices and quantities - I'll wait to see what they say with interest.

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RE: Ebonex Saddle ??

Postby crowduck » Mon Dec 05, 2005 10:45 pm

I got a reply from one builder saying that he had found that a minimum purchase of 'ebonex' was a 4 X 8 sheet at $500. Another, more helpful builder directed me to http://www.kovalknives.com/ and a product called "Stamina Wood", don't know if this is the same thing as 'Ebonex', but it sounds like a good material. Said to be harder than natural ebony and more uniform.

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