Honduras Cedar (CITES)
Honduras Cedar is one of the best tonewoods in order to build classic guitar necks. The main reason is that it is a light and strong wood at the same time, with a great resistance to environmental changes. In addition, Honduras Cedar has a very resounding tone and a wonderful smell when you are working with it.
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BOTANIC NAME: Cedrela odorata.
COMMON NAMES : Honduras Cedar, Spanish Cedar.
DESCRIPTION: Density 450-600 Kg/m3. Heartwood is a relatively uniform light pinkish to reddish brown; colours tend to darken with age. Random pockets of gum and natural oils are commonly present. Grain patterning and figure tends to be somewhat bland. Grain is straight or shallowly interlocked. Medium texture .
Has a distinct, lingering, cedar-like scent. Cedar wood dust has been reported as a respiratory irritant.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Cedar is easy to work with both hand and machine tools. However, due to its low density and softness, it tends to leave fuzzy surfaces if not machined with sharp cutters; extra sanding up to finer grits may be required to obtain a smooth wood surface.
Natural gum pockets can remain wet and may ooze out onto the surrounding surface, which can clog and gum up saw blades.
DRYING: Dries fast. It must be dry at low temperatures.
USES: Guitar backs and sides. Necks, heels and reinforcement. Electric guitar body, electric bass body .