Honduras Rosewood is a wood very treasured by luthiers and known by its fantastic acoustic abilities. This wood has one of the best tones inside the group of hard woods. That’s why this is one of the best woods for classic guitar sides.
Discover the acoustic peculiarities and the outstanding beauty of this Honduras Rosewood sides for classic guitar in Maderas Barber.
BOTANIC NAME: Dalbergia stevensonii.
COMMON NAMES: Honduras Rosewood, Honduran Rosewood
DESCRIPTION: Density 1025 kg/m3. Heartwood colour can range from a deep brownish-purple to a light-brown. Most common is a brownish-mauve colour. Clearly demarcated sapwood is a pale yellow. Grain is usually straight or slightly interlocked. Fine to medium texture, with good natural luster.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Can be somewhat difficult to machine, and tends to ride over jointer blades, and has a moderate blunting effect on cutting edges. Because of its high oil content, gluing can be problematic, and the wood’s colour can bleed into surrounding wood when applying a finish. Turns well.
DRYING: Dries slowly. It is recommended to control the temperature of the store room.
USES: Musical instruments, fine furniture, veneer, turned and other specialty wood objects.