Bloodwood has the deepest red colour, which makes it in a very special wood, very requested by those who search a unique and attractive instrument.
Its grain is very narrow, almost like Ebony grain. Acoustically, it has all the necessary requirements to be considered as a high quality acoustic wood.
The availability of this wood can change: There are not many Bloodwood plantations and they are all under strict forest regulations.
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BOTANICAL NAME: Brosimum rubescens.
ORIGIN: Tropical South America
DESCRIPTION: Red colour wood, 1050 kg/m3 density. The heartwood has a vivid red colour that can change to brown red if it’s exposed to the sun. The sapwood has a pale yellow colour. The grain is usually straight or slightly intertwined. It has fine texture with a good natural bright.
SUGGESTIONS: It’s extremely thick and tends to block some tools. The Bloodwood tends to be fragile and can be easily splinted. It can produce thirst, salivation, nausea or skin irritation effects.
DRYING: Drying speed is very slow, that’s why it has to be carefully treated.
USES: Mainly for sounding boards.