The use of American Walnut in musical instruments is having a great growth in the last years thanks to its ease to work with and to its stunning tonalities of brown color. Also, this wood mixes very well stability, hardness and resistance. If we add that American Walnut is also an abundant and sustainable wood, the result is a tonewood very complete.
About the sound, American Walnut has a great and brilliant tonal response.
All these reasons make American Walnut backs a perfect option for your classic guitar with a good value for money.
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.