BOTANICAL NAME: Dalbergia latifolia.
COMMERCIAL NAMES:Palo Santo de India, Palisandro de India, Palisandro rosa índico.
DESCRIPTION: 870-900kg/m3 density wood with brown, pink or violet tonalities. Its whiteness color is light yellowish white and the heartwood color goes from violet dark pink to purple brown, it gets darker when drying. It has dark violet grains. Grain is also waved and thick.
SUGGESTIONS: Saw and machining are complicated due to its waved grain and the presence of scale deposits.
DRYING: Drying time is slow, nearly without breaking risks, but maybe some cuts. The color of the wood improves with time.
USES: It has many of them, apart from being used for Fingerboards, it’s also used for sounding boxes, bridges, headplates and some pieces of Hurdy-Gurdy.