Macacauba is a special wood very difficult to get. This wood stands out for its appearance with very bright colours, and for its acoustic, with a unique and clear sound.
In Maderas Barber we use this wood almost exclusively in the sounding board. And sometimes in fingerboards. Do don’t miss the opportunity and get this Macacauba sides for classic guitar: a wood which will surprise you.
BOTANIC NAME: Platimiscium spp.
COMMON NAMES: Macacauba, Macawood, Hormigo, Orange Agate.
ORIGIN: Central and South America.
DESCRIPTION: Density 950 Kg/m3. Heartwood colour can be highly variable, ranging from a bright red to a darker reddish or purplish brown, frequently with darker stripe. Grain is straight to interlocked, with a medium to fine texture. High natural luster.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Good working characteristics for both hand and machine tools, though areas of interlocked grain should be approached with care to avoid tear out.
Turns and glues well.
DRYING: Slow drying process
USES: Musical instruments, veneer, plywood and furniture.