Never really liked ebony. have worked with Gabon Ebony for some projects and it really doesn't have any feel to it. Turning it is hazardous as it produces a fine powder as it's to brittle I guess. The dust floats about in the air and you really need a good filter to pull it out. The cyclone won't separate it and it just gets thrown into the exhaust filters that are a hassle to clean.
I will say that African Blackwood is much nicer but if you want something fancy, take a look at Black & White ebony from Laos. That on the side of a speaker would be a conversation starter. Much like rosewood or cocobolo.
Axiom: ADA1000, LFR1100, VP180, QS8, EP500, M3, M3comp
AudioSource: Amp One/A