Mexican Granadillo has become one the best alternatives to Rosewood. The main reasons are: density and the capacity to support string tension.
It reflects sound clearly, so luthiers are claiming it for making their instruments. Besides, this wood offers beauty and spectacular tones for bridges.
BOTANICAL NAME: Dalbergia granadillo
ORIGIN: Central America
SUGGESTIONS: It’s recommended to keep it in places with no abrupt temperature changes and also to be used with very sharpen blades.
DRYING: Drying speed is slow.
USES: Mexican Granadillo is very valued by luthiers due to its acoustic properties. Crafts, knife handles, castanets and marimba keys.