Purple Heart

Acoustic guitars made with Purple Heart wood offer an originality different from any other instrument: an intense purple colour that no other wood has.

Its sound qualities are definitely an advantage too. This wood has a brilliant tone very similar to Hard Maple, but warmer. Physically, Purple Heart is a dense, hard wood, so a little complicated to work with acoustic guitar rings.

However, choosing this wood for your instrument will give a personal and different touch that few other woods have. Bet for this acoustic Maderas Barber’s Purple Heart rings.

BOTANICAL NAME: Peltogyne pubelcens

ORIGIN: Central America

DESCRIPTION: Sapwood colour goes from pale pink to white, heartwood colour turns into a stronger violet on contact with air.

SUGGESTIONS: The Wood tends to get dark on contact with air, saw is easy, but requires big powerful equipments. Saws become blunt quickly.

DRYING: It can change from slow to regular speed, with some risks of deformations.

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