veneer of the week – Limba

This wood goes by a number of names, and historically has been called Afara or Korina, in addition to its now-prevalent moniker Limba. Used for making furniture, table tennis blades (as outer ply), and musical instruments and prized for its workability and excellent colour and finish. The most well known example of its use in guitars is when Gibson produced their now highly sought-after “Flying V”and “Explorer” guitars in 1958. Makers of table tennis blades choose limba, and in particular black limba for its flexibility and the idea that it enhances top spin play. Find out more about our selection of veneer in stock and call in or send us an email here

14 Limba