American Walnut is a very sustainable wood which is being each time more demanded between luthiers.
American Walnut is a considered tonewood with a great sound response and with a high stability, shock resistance and strength. When it’s dried, this wood is capable to resist the tension strings and the friction as any other wood even thicker. In addition, its price is lower than other exotic wood, what makes American Walnut a good option for your instrument.
Regarding the acoustic proprieties, American Walnut has an excellent register of high, medium and low tones. And regarding to its appearance, this wood is dark-colored with a straight grained what also make it very treasured by instrument builders.
Discover with us the great stability and special beauty of these American Walnut fingerboards for Classic Guitar.
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.