The Purple Heart guitars are special instruments. This is a unique wood that has an intense violet color that no other wood offers.
And if that was not enough, acoustically, the Purple Heart makes a bright tone very similar to that of the hard Maple, but warmer. The maximums are a little restricted due to the wood oil content.
Its hardness and density, make it a little complicated to work with, but the result will make it worthwhile. Choose the Purple Heart backs for your acoustic guitar if you are looking for a unique and different touch, with the best acoustic quality.
BOTANICAL NAME: Peltogyne pubelcens
ORIGIN: Central America
DESCRIPTION: Sapwood color goes from pale pink to white, heartwood color turns into a stronger violet on contact with air.
SUGGESTIONS: The Wood tends to get dark on contact with air, saw is easy, but requires big powerful equipments. Saws become blunt quickly.
DRYING: It can change from slow to regular speed, with some risks of deformations