Korina is a hardwood that grows in the north of Africa between Sierra Leone and Cameroon. The tree can grow up to 45 meters tall and has a diameter of 1.5 meters. The wood is between 480 and 640 kilograms per cubic metre and has a pale yellowish-brown colour. It is similar in tone to mahogany but is lighter in weight. While the wood is prone to dry fast, it is a durable and beautiful choice for guitars and other fine wooden objects.
Another name for korina is limba. It is found in Africa and is similar to ash in weight. It has a waxy feel, which is not noticeable under satin or gloss finishes. The wood comes in two different colours, white and black, which are obtained from the sap and heart of the tree. Both are available at the same price. However, the white variety is more expensive than the black one.