The ME-A is designed for single end playing but can be used double-ended with strikingly different effects from each end. Great for fast playing and precise attack, this features a 9.5 mm diameter tip which narrows quite sharply to a waistline of just 7 mm, then gradually widens to a 13 mm diameter butt end. Made of beautiful, heavy and tough macassar wood, 26 cm long and 19 grams.
Makassar is one of the hardest and heaviest woods in the world, making it a perfect material for tippers. Note that Makassar is often called “makassar ebony” because the two woods look similar, but it is not ebony. There are two key differences between ebony and makassar: first, ebony is a solid dark colour, nearly black, whereas makassar has a beautiful lighter toned natural striping, and second, ebony is nearly 50% more expensive than makassar.