Indian Rosewood

The Indian Rosewood is one of the most used woods to make almost every part of the acoustic guitar. Its density, ease of working and gluing, and its good sound projection when the strings vibrate in the guitar nut, make it a very good option to make acoustic guitar headplates.

At Maderas Barber, we offer Indian Rosewood headplates for classical guitar: fall in love with this wood quality and sweetness.

BOTANICAL NAME: Dalbergia latifolia.

COMMERCIAL NAMES: Indian Rosewood, Sonokeling

ORIGIN: India.

DESCRIPTION: This wood has different tonalities like brown, pink or violet. It has a density of 870-900 kg/m3. Its sapwood color is light yellowish white and its heartwood color might vary from deep violet pink to brownish purple; it gets darker while it dries. It has dark violet grains. The fiber is uneven and the grain is thick.

SUGGESTIONS: Sawing and machining are complicated, due to its corrugated fiber and the presence of calcareous deposits. However, gluing presents no problems and before applying the finishing products, it is essential to use fillers. Its sawdust and dust are irritating.

DRYING: The speed of drying is slow, hardly presenting risks of breaks deformations but rajas. The color of the wood improves with drying.

USES: It can be used to make: fingerboards, soundboards, bridges, headplates and certain parts for the hurdy-gurdy.

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