The Kingwood is a very sought-after wood for fingerboards for acoustic guitar. Some of the most important properties to make fingerboards are the hardness and the tension that a wood offers, qualities that the Kingwood has.
In addition, its aesthetic gives an exotic and different touch to the fingerboards for acoustic guitar which is very appreciated.
At Maderas Barber we have fingerboards made out of Kingwood for high quality acoustic guitar: choose this wonderful exotic wood if you want your instrument to be different.
BOTANICAL NAME: Dalbergia cearensis
COMMERCIAL NAMES: Kingwood
DESCRIPTION: Brown wood with violet grains with a density of 1020 kg/m3. Its sapwood color is light yellow and the heartwood color varies from dark violet to reddish brown. The grain normally is straight, although occasionally is intertwined. The texture is fine and uniform, with a great natural shine.
SUGGESTIONS: Working with this wood is usually difficult due to its high density, as well as gluing. The finish is very good. The finish is very good and responds well to calibrating.
DRYING: It dries slowly and because of the quantity of oil contained in this wood, this process can be interrupted.
USES: It is used to make fingerboards, soundboards and guitar bridges.