The Acacia also known as "Blackwood" despite its name has no black appearance, nor too dark. This wood tone is very similar to the Koa one, which is an opened and woody tone that is between Mahogany and Rosewood. Its sound tends to have some high nuances, which gives it a dry sound.
This wood is a perfect choice considering its price and the good results that are obtained from it. Do not miss the opportunity to make your new sides for classic guitar with this beautiful wood.
BOTANICAL NAME: Acacia Melanoxylon
COMMERCIAL NAMES: Australian Blackwood
ORIGIN: Africa, South America and Asia
DESCRIPTION: It has a density of 640 kg/m3. The heartwood is golden brown and it acquires a darker glow upon completion. It can have black grains and also small color variations. The grain is usually straight or slightly intertwined.
SUGGESTIONS: You can easily work with hand and mechanical tools, although the carved wood and the pieces with interwined grain can cause some breakage. The Acacia twists but it can be glued and it ends well. It responds well to steam flexion.
DRYING: Drying does not present difficulties. It has a fast-drying speed. It presents slight risks of deformations and cracks.
USES: Soundboards for musical instruments, interior carpentry, woodwork.