It is not as common or as much demanded as the Rosewoods timbers but it has started to gain new followers. It has an even sound, good bass response and clear trebles. Once the wood is dry it is a very stable and resistant wood.
Discover the beauty of this wood, an easy wood to work with with our American Walnut headplates for Archtop guitar.
BOTANIC NAME: Juglans nigra
COMMON NAMES: Black walnut, American Walnut.
ORIGIN: United States and Canada.
DESCRIPTION: Heartwood can range from a lighter pale brown to a dark chocolate brown with darker brown streaks. Colour can sometimes have a grey, purple, or reddish cast. Sapwood is pale yellow-grey to nearly white. Grain is usually straight, but can be irregular. Has a medium texture and moderate natural luster.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Easy to work provided the grain is straight and regular. Glues, stain and finishes well. It is recommended to wear a face mask. Can cause eye and skin irritation.
DRYING: Drying process must be slow.
USES: Guitar backs and sides. Fingerboards.