Amazon Rosewood

Amazon Rosewood is related to the prestigious Brazilian Rosewood, so they share a lot of good proprieties. This wood is very appropriated for building classic guitar fingerboards, and that’s why is one of the most used ones by luthiers. Amazon Rosewood is recognized because of its sound, its hardness and durability: characteristics very demanded in this part of the instrument because a fingerboard has to bear tension and friction.

In Maderas Barber we offer you Amazon Rosewood fingerboards for Classic Guitar of a high quality: discover its great beauty and its stunning acoustic.

BOTANIC NAME: Dalbergia spruceana.

COMMON NAMES: Amazon Rosewood.

ORIGIN: Brazil.

DESCRIPTION: Density 1100 kg/m3. Amazon Rosewood tends to be an orange or reddish brown, with darker contrasting streaks. Lighter yellowish sapwood is clearly demarcated from heartwood. It has uniform, medium texture with open pores.

RECOMMENDATIONS: Amazon Rosewood can be fairly difficult to work on account of its density. It also needs to be glued with care ,as do most other true rosewoods.). It turns and finishes well, and can be polished to a high natural luster.

DRYING: Due to its density, it dries slowly. Risk of cracks.

USES: Guitar backs, sides and fingerboards. Xylophones.

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