Bb Fife African Blackwood (Brass Ferrules)
Bb Fife From AFRICAN BLACKWOOD with Brass Ferrules
Beautiful Fife in Bb made from AFRICAN BLACKWOOD.
loud and easy to play
Good strong notes
Very dense and heavy wood
This dense, lustrous wood ranges from reddish to pure black. It is generally cut into small billets or logs with its sharply demarcated bright yellow white sapwood left on to assist in the slow drying so as to prevent cracks developing. Good quality "A" grade African Blackwood commands high prices on the commercial timber market. The tonal qualities of African Blackwood are particularly valued when used in woodwind instruments, principally clarinets, oboes, piccolos, Highland pipes,