This wood has been always used by luthiers in the handcrafting of classic guitars, but the tradition remains.
This wood is considered as semi-heavy, but not so heavy as Maple. European Walnut has a wide range of tonalities in brown and a very natural finish. It is very easy to manipulate and its sound is halfway point between Ebony and Maple. European Walnut offers incredible high notes, strong mids, and well-defined bass.
Don’t miss the elegance and the sobriety of these European Walnut sides of Maderas Barber.
BOTANIC NAME: Juglans regia
COMMON NAMES: European Walnut.
ORIGIN: South East Europe.
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 nearly white. Grain is usually straight, but can be irregular. Has a medium texture and moderate natural luster.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Sawing is difficult because of knots and other defects. Easy to work provided the grain is straight and regular. Glues, stain and finishes well.
DRYING: Slow drying process. Risk of deformation if you try to speed the drying process.
USES: Guitar backs and sides. Furniture, cabinetry, interior panelling, veneer.