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Nimbus007 Nimbus007 46-50, M 8 Answers Sep 11, 2012 in Hobbies

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Well you needed a contrast between the keys and you also needed something durable. So with Ivory no explanation needed and ebony being the hardest wood known. note this was long before plastic came about.

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If they were red and yellow, Paul McCartney's song would make no sense. :P

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used to be made out of actual ebony and ivory

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Because the keys were originally made from ivory and ebony wood DUH.

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Modern materials are just as hard and time has moved on :)
Duh!

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Good point though, there is no reason why they cannot be any colour nowadays. Im surprised someone has not done this already.

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That's what I was getting at.
B & W seems boring now :)

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Yeah, so many different combinations that would work really well and it would be a nice change visually.

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