The Mexican Granadillo is one of the best alternatives that luthiers have to replace the Rosewood. In addition, the Mexican Granadillo has the ideal properties to make acoustic guitar fingerboards: density and resistance to withstand the tension produced by the strings.
Acoustically, the Mexican Granadillo presents a great tonal quality and reflects a neat sound. All these properties are what are increasing its demand in the musical instruments industry and they make it a wood full of possibilities for the acoustic guitar. Try it on your guitar fingerboard with the options we give you in Maderas Barber.
BOTANICAL NAME: Dalbergia granadillo
COMMERCIAL NAMES: Mexican Granadillo
ORIGIN: Central America
DESCRIPTION: Its density is 800-1000 kg/m3.
SUGGESTIONS: It is recommended to store in places without sudden temperature changes, it is recommended to work the wood with very sharp blades.
DRYING: The drying speed is very slow
USES: In addition to fingerboards, it is also used to make soundboards, castanets, and marimba keys.