Padouk

Padouk is morphologically similar to Mahogany, but it is less porous. Padouk is ideal for construction of necks, it is very stable. Sound is similar to maple and Mahogany but a little warmer due to the high oil content. Finishes well, easy to work with.

Get your Padouk neck for Archtop guitar to make a fancy guitar.

 

BOTANIC NAME: Pterocarpus Tinctorius

COMMON NAMES: Padouk, Padouk, Camwood.

ORIGIN: Gabon

DESCRIPTION: Density 825 kg/m3. Heartwood colour can vary, ranging from a pale pinkish orange to a deep brownish red. Most pieces tend to start reddish orange when freshly cut, darkening substantially over time to a reddish/purplish brown. Grain is usually straight, but can sometimes be interlocked. With a coarse, open texture and good natural luster. 

RECOMMENDATIONS: Overall Padouk is easy to work; tear out may also occur during planning on quarter sawn or interlocked grain. Padouk turns, glues, and finishes well. It is advised to apply a porous cover before using the products to finish the instrument.

DRYING: Drying speed varies from quick to normal. There is not much risk of deformation during the drying process.

USES: Guitar backs and sides. Xylophones.

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