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Table 1 Wood vessel and fiber characteristics

From: Properties of common tropical hardwoods for fretboard of string instruments

SpeciesVessel diameter/µmNumber of vessels/mm2Fiber wall thickness/µmFiber lumen diameter/µm
Ebony74.5 (16.40)10 (3.69)3.5 (0.82)6.3 (2.14)
Indian rosewood134.4 (23.30)15 (3.03)3.4 (0.89)4.5 (2.95)
African blackwood80.1 (25.60)13 (3.96)3.2 (0.82)5.7 (2.65)
Maple72.2 (11.09)56 (3.23)2.9 (0.84)6.6 (1.65)
  1. Standard deviations are shown in parentheses