The Amazon Rosewood has good acoustic properties to make fingerboards. It is recognized for its sound, hardness and stability which are very important properties for this part of the instrument, since they make it a very durable and resistant element.
In addition, it also stands out for the great beauty of its veins, a very appreciated for fingerboards for acoustic guitars, since it is an element that is totally visible in the instrument.
In Maderas Barber we have fingerboards made out of Amazon Rosewood for high quality acoustic guitars: discover its tonal qualities with our wide variety of stock.
BOTANICAL NAME: Dalbergia spruceana.
COMMERCIAL NAMES: Amazon Rosewood
DESCRIPTION: It is a dark brown wood with a density of 1100 kg/m3. Its sapwood has a light-yellow color and its heartwood has a brown orange or reddish color with traces or dark veins. The grain is medium and uniform.
SUGGESTIONS: It is a hard wood to work because of its density. It is necessary to be careful when gluing like in most Rosewoods. It has a good finish, achieving a natural shine with sanding.
DRYING: Due to its density, it has a slow drying speed and it presents a breakage risk.
USES: It is used in fingerboards, sounboards and xylophones.