This wood is becoming very popular between luthiers, both for its facility to work with and for its brown tonality rich in shades. This wood match perfectly stability, resistance and hardness, besides being sustainable and abundant.
Regarding to the acoustic, it has a great response of tones and a brilliant sound. We can’t neither forget its good value for money. For all this, American Walnut sides for classic guitar of Maderas Barber are a good option which is gaining the confidence of the musical instruments builders.
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.