BOTANICAL NAME: Millettia laurentii.
COMMERCIAL NAMES: African rosewood, faux ebony, dikela, mibotu, bokonge, and awong.
ORIGIN: Central Africa.
DESCRIPTION: Its density is 830 Kg/m3. The sapwood color is whitish or light yellow and the heartwood color varies from dark brown to violet black with fine grains. It has a straight fiber and a thick grain.
SUGGESTIONS: It is recommended to use high power equipment for sawing, tools are dull very quickly. Gluing is delicate due to the presence of resin cells.
DRYING: it has a slow drying speed and it presents slight deformation risks
USES: It is a very versatile wood, since it can be used to make fingerboards, bridges, electric guitar bodies, headplates and soundboards.