American Walnut

It is not as common as the Rosewoods timbers but it has started to gain new followers. It has a even sound, good bass response and clear trebles. Once the wood is dry it is a very stable and resistant wood.

Discover the beauty of this wood, an easy wood to work with, enjoy of its warm and bright tone.

BOTANIC NAME: Juglans nigra

COMMON NAMES: Black walnut, American Walnut.

ORIGIN: United States and Canada.

DESCRIPTION:   Heartwood can range from a lighter pale brown to a dark chocolate brown with darker brown streaks. Colour can sometimes have a grey, purple, or reddish cast. Sapwood is pale yellow-grey to nearly white. Grain is usually straight, but can be irregular. Has a medium texture and moderate natural luster.

RECOMMENDATIONS: Easy to work provided the grain is straight and regular. Glues, stain and finishes well. It is recommended to wear a face mask. Can cause eye and skin irritation.

DRYING: Drying process must be slow.

USES: Guitar backs and sides. Fingerboards.

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