With any doubt, Honduras Rosewood is a wood very considered by luthiers and known due to its amazing acoustic proprieties. Acoustically, this wood has one of the best tones between the hard woods, so it is very used in classic guitar backs.
Honduras Rosewood backs from Maderas Barber will make you discover the great acoustic and the outstanding beauty of this tonewood in your classic guitar.
BOTANIC NAME: Dalbergia stevensonii.
COMMON NAMES: Honduras Rosewood, Honduran Rosewood
DESCRIPTION: Density 1025 kg/m3. Heartwood colour can range from a deep brownish-purple to a light-brown. Most common is a brownish-mauve colour. Clearly demarcated sapwood is a pale yellow. Grain is usually straight or slightly interlocked. Fine to medium texture, with good natural luster.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Can be somewhat difficult to machine, and tends to ride over jointer blades, and has a moderate blunting effect on cutting edges. Because of its high oil content, gluing can be problematic, and the wood’s colour can bleed into surrounding wood when applying a finish. Turns well.
DRYING: Dries slowly. It is recommended to control the temperature of the store room.
USES: Musical instruments, fine furniture, veneer, turned and other specialty wood objects.