Zebrano / Zebrawood Guitar Top
Zebrawood / Zebrano – Astronium gravelens
Zebrano has been the top tone wood of choice for western guitar and ukelele makers for years.
Zebrawood is traditionally quarter sawn because the wood is unstable. Quartering also gives the wood the zebra-stripe look. The wood usually has an interlocked or wavy grain and can be difficult to work because of the alternately hard and soft nature of the grain. Belt sanders usually give the smoothest finish when working with material that is both hard and soft.