Macassar is a type of ebony found mainly on the island Celebes, in Indonesia, and to a lesser extent on the Moluccas. The black-red striped veneers are particularly attractive. The shiny, decorative texture is characteristic of this rare wood species, together with its ease of use for woodworking, which makes it suitable for planing, carving and polishing. The texture Macassar ebony can thus be used for fine furniture and especially for musical instruments. The grain can be processed in the horizontal or vertical direction and gives the instruments a unique characteristic.
Model 225 Senator with makassar veneer - grain in vertical direction
The manufacture of veneered pianos has a long tradition at Bösendorfer. The veneer sheets are chosen with great care and worked with utmost precision. With their excellent quality and timeless elegance, Bösendorfer pianos reward proper care with extreme longevity. The veneered models in particular are sustainable products in keeping with the goals of responsible stewardship of natural resources and the environment. As they are produced in very limited numbers only and are therefore treasured possessions handed down from one generation to the next.
Model 225 with CEUS in makassar veneer - grain in horizontal direction