Amazon Rosewood is a wood highly appreciated, especially because it is the tonewood with more similarities to Brazilian Rosewood.
This wood has excellent acoustic characteristics. In Amazon Rosewood, the sound perfectly reflects, which is totally necessary in classic guitar backs. Besides its obvious beauty, this wood shares some attributes with dalbergia nigra, but with even more density.
Discover Amazon Rosewood backs of Maderas Barber and enjoy of the tonal and physical qualities of this high-quality wood.
BOTANIC NAME: Dalbergia spruceana.
COMMON NAMES: Amazon Rosewood.
DESCRIPTION: Density 1100 kg/m3. Amazon Rosewood tends to be an orange or reddish brown, with darker contrasting streaks. Lighter yellowish sapwood is clearly demarcated from heartwood. It has uniform, medium texture with open pores.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Amazon Rosewood can be fairly difficult to work on account of its density. It also needs to be glued with care ,as do most other true rosewoods.). It turns and finishes well, and can be polished to a high natural luster.
DRYING: Due to its density, it dries slowly. Risk of cracks.
USES: Guitar backs, sides and fingerboards. Xylophones.