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The material used for the manufacture of Corene™ offers the following specificities:

  • A look, feel and finish virtually indistinguishable from ebony in its color and structure

  • Resistance to acidity found in hand and fingers perspiration, reducing the need to correct the surface of the fingerboard

  • Excellent dimensional stability, not affected by humidity and temperature changes  

  • Mechanical characteristic comparable to ebony, providing strength and the sensation of uniform elasticity, especially in higher finger positions

  • Surface hardness and mass volume equivalent to ebony, qualities essential for a sharp and clear tone


Corene™ fingerboards can be worked as ebony; the material is completely homogeneous which makes it very pleasant to work with traditional tools and traditional violin making methods.

Corene™ fingerboards are designed in Switzerland, machined with an accuracy of +/- 0.1 mm and supplied with all the finely visible surfaces, black ebony, uniform and revealing a slightly veined structure.

Physico-chemical characteristics

(This material safety data sheet (MSDS) has been prepared in compliance with the Federal OSHA Hazard Communication Standard 29 CFR 910.1200)

Chemical Family

Cured Phenol-formaldehyde

Product Use

Various within modelling and pattern making industries.

Hazard Statement     

 This product in not considered to be a hazardous chemical under that standard.


Tan, odourless flat sheets

Percent of volatile organic compound

0 (zero)


Insoluble in water

Specific Gravity

1.24 kg/dm3

Our material is made of an eco-composite material without volatile organic compound.


Corene fingerboards do not contain any of the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons listed below :

  • Benzo[a]pyrene (CAS no. 50-32-8)

  • Benzo[a]antracene (CAS no. 56-55-3)

  • Benzo[b]flouranthene (CAS no. 205-99-2)

  • Benzo[k]flouranthene (CAS no. 207-08-9)

  • Benzo[e]pyrene (CAS no. 192-97-2)

  • Chrysene (CAS no. 218-01-9)

  • Benzo[j]flouranthene (CAS no. 205-82-3)

  • Dipenzo[a,h]anthracene (CAS no. 53-70-3)

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