C# Fife African Blackwood




Solid Brass Ferrules

Very loud and easy to play

Good strong notes

Very dense and heavy wood

Great Fife for the Lambegs

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,