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Table 2 Wood ray characteristics

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

SpeciesRay height/µmRay width/µmRay ratioNumber of rays/mm
Ebony330.4 (88.30)24.1 (14.12)14 (7.57)15 (1.91)
Indian rosewood146.5 (23.19)25.3 (7.62)6 (2.14)11 (1.71)
African blackwood118.6 (54.47)22.5 (7.23)5 (2.13)17 (3.03)
Maple225.7 (172.54)34.1 (26.15)7 (6.01)10 (2.12)
  1. Standard deviations are shown in parentheses