After Ebony, Indian Rosewood is the most used wood in the construction of Classic Guitar fingerboards, because both have great qualities for this part of the instrument.
This wood has tendency to make sound darker, but adding a warmer touch, something very appreciated by luthiers and guitar players. It is also dense and very stable, but it is recommended to being used with reduced thickness, and once they are built, these fingerboards have to been cleaned and oil lubricated periodically to avoid any crash.
Check the sweetness and the beauty of this Indian Rosewood fingerboards for Classic Guitar in Maderas Barber that we have in different qualities and with a colorful grain.
BOTANIC NAME: Dalbergia latifolia.
COMMON NAMES: Indian Rosewood, East Indian Rosewood.
DESCRIPTION: Density 870-900 kg/m3. Heartwood can vary from a golden brown to a deep purplish brown, with darker brown streaks. The wood darkens with age, usually becoming a deep brown. Has a medium texture and fairly small pores. The grain is usually narrowly interlocked.
RECOMMENDATIONS: It can be difficult to work with tools because of its interlocked grain and density. The wood can sometimes contain chalky deposits that will rapidly dull cutting edges. Glues and finishes well, though colour from the wood’s natural resins can inadvertently bleed onto surrounding surfaces when applying a finish, so care must be taken on the initial seal coats. Can cause skin irritation
DRYING: Dries slowly. There is no risk of deformation but it can crack. The wood colour improves with the drying.
USES: Guitar tops , backs, fingerboards, bridges, headplates and Zanfoña pieces.