Amazon Rosewood is very similar to the raised Palo Santo de Río, a very protected acoustic wood by the law.
This wood has excellent tone qualities, it reflects the sound properly, a necessary thing for this part of the instrument. Aesthetically, it has a stunning beauty and a high grade of density.
Maderas Barber has big quality Amazon Rosewood backs: discover the irrefutable properties of the wide stock that we have here in Maderas Barber.
BOTANICAL NAME: Dalbergia spruceana.
COMMERCIAL NAMES:Palo Santo Amazonas, Jacaranda de Amazonas, Palisandro de Amazonas.
DESCRIPTION: Dark Brown Wood with a 1100 kg/ m3 density. The color of this wood is light yellow in its whiteness and orange brown/traced reddish/dark grains in its heartwood. The grain is medium and uniform.
SUGGESTIONS: It’s hard to work with due to its density. You need to be careful with gluing, as it happens with most of all Rosewoods. Finishing is good, getting a natural bright in sanding.
DRYING: Drying time is slow and there’s possibility of cracking due to its density.
USES: Besides using it for fingerboards, it’s also used for sounding boards and xylophones.