The Santos Rosewood has become a very demanded wood by guitar manufacturers in the recent years. It is used as a substitute for Rosewood and Bubinga, due to its important physical and aesthetic qualities.
This wood is an ideal option to make fingerboards for its hardness degree, and because it also offers an excellent price-quality ratio.
Surprise yourself with the quarter cut of the fingerboards made out of Santos Rosewood for acoustic guitar. Available in Maderas Barber: quality and beauty at the same piece.
BOTANICAL NAME: Machaerium scleroxylon.
COMMERCIAL NAMES: Pau Ferro, Morado, Santos Rosewood and Bolivian Rosewood.
DESCRIPTION: This wood has different tonalities and it has a density of 940 kg/m3. Its sapwood color is light yellow and the heartwood color varies from reddish orange to violet brown. The dark grains make a contrast. The grain normally is straight, although sometimes it can be irregular or interlaced. The texture is fine and has a high natural shine.
SUGGESTIONS: It has an average difficulty in machining, tends to blunt tools. Good natural finish. High toxicity caused by wood dust.
DRYING: It dries slowly. It hardly presents deformations risks, but it does appear that cracks appear or that existing ones enlarge.
USES: It is used in fingerboards, soundboards, bridges, headplates, tops, bodies and wind instruments.