Wenge wood needs a good treatment to make instruments, but if it is done carefully and in the right way, the result can be surprising. This wood is admired because of its firmness and hardness, qualities that are very necessary to make acoustic guitar headplates.
In addition, it has a wonderful aesthetic, similar to the Granadillo. Wenge has a good mean and deep sounds that goes from Ebony to Rosewood.
In Maderas Barber we offer you the best Wenge headplates for acoustic guitar, a hard, heavy and dense wood with incredible aesthetics and acoustics properties.
BOTANICAL NAME: Millettia laurentii.
COMMERCIAL NAMES: African rosewood, faux ebony, dikela, mibotu, bokonge, and awong.
ORIGIN: Central Africa.
DESCRIPTION: Its density is 830 Kg/m3. The sapwood color is whitish or light yellow and the heartwood color varies from dark brown to violet black with fine grains. It has a straight fiber and a thick grain.
SUGGESTIONS: It is recommended to use high power equipment for sawing, tools are dull very quickly. Gluing is delicate due to the presence of resin cells.
DRYING: it has a slow drying speed and it presents slight deformation risks
USES: It is a very versatile wood, since it can be used to make fingerboards, bridges, electric guitar bodies, headplates and soundboards.