Very similar to Rosewood, Padouk is, for its hardness and weight, a very durable, resistant, steady and easy to work wood. These characteristics make this wood a very good option for this part of the instrument.
Besides, this tonewood has a stunning beauty with an intense red. About the acoustic, it is also a good wood since produces a clear and clean sound with medium density.
Padouk backs for classic guitar has a high quality in Maderas Barber and they are perfect for instruments with an intense sonority.
BOTANIC NAME: Pterocarpus Tinctorius
COMMON NAMES: Padouk, Padouk, Camwood.
DESCRIPTION: Density 825 kg/m3. Heartwood colour can vary, ranging from a pale pinkish orange to a deep brownish red. Most pieces tend to start reddish orange when freshly cut, darkening substantially over time to a reddish/purplish brown. Grain is usually straight, but can sometimes be interlocked. With a coarse, open texture and good natural luster.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Overall Padouk is easy to work; tear out may also occur during planning on quarter sawn or interlocked grain. Padouk turns, glues, and finishes well. It is advised to apply a porous cover before using the products to finish the instrument.
DRYING: Drying speed varies from quick to normal. There is not much risk of deformation during the drying process.
USES: Guitar backs and sides. Xylophones.