Wenge

The Wenge is a very common wood to make bass and electric guitar necks and fingerboards, in order to replace other more expensive woods such as Rosewood or Ebony. Over time, the optimal acoustic properties of this wood have been discovered, so its use has been extended to other parts of the guitar, as happens with acoustic guitar bacs.

The Wenge is a strong wood, rigid and stable, which provides medium and low tones. Like every hard, heavy and dense woods, if it has a good treatment, the Wenge will provide a more fundamental resonance and a brilliant touch to the sound.

Surprise yourself with the beauty and quality of Wenge's backs for acoustic guitar from Maderas Barber.

BOTANICAL NAME: Milettia leurentii

COMMERCIAL NAMES: Awong, Panga-Panga

ORIGIN: Central Africa

DESCRIPTION: 830 Kg/m3 density. The whiteness wood color is cloudy or light yellow and the heartwood goes from dark brownish to violet black with thin grains. The fibre is straight and the porous are thick.

SUGGESTIONS: It’s highly recommended to use a big powerfulequipment for serrating, utils are quickly blunt. Gluing is tricky due to the presence of resin cells.

DRYING: Drying time is slow, there is a risk for deformations.

USES: Musical instruments, furniture, woodworking.

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