European Walnut is a wood with an amazing beauty, both physically and acoustically. This wood is inside the group of heavy woods. However, it’s less hard than Maple. One of the most remarkable characteristics is its range of browns and its grain, which will guarantee you a natural and an amazing appearance.
It is very easy to manipulate and its sound is halfway point between Ebony and Maple. European Walnut offers less marked high notes, strong mids, and well-defined bass.
Don’t miss the elegance and the sobriety of these European Walnut backs 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.