Mexican Granadillo is one of the most chosen woods in order to replace Rosewood, specially in fingerboards. But with any doubt, Mexican Granadillo is also a good option for headplates thanks to its hardness and tonal quality.
The high quality and appearance of this wood are both very valued by luthiers, and the use of this tonewood in classic guitar construction has hugely increased. Check all the properties of Mexican Granadillo with these headplates of Maderas Barber.
BOTANIC NAME: Platymiscium Yucatanum
COMMON NAMES: Mexican cocobolo, Zangalicua, Mexican granadillo.
ORIGIN: Central America
DESCRIPTION: Density 800-1000 Kg/m3 .
RECOMMENDATIONS: Store it at right temperature. It is recommended to work with sharp blades.
DRYING: Slow drying speed.
USES: Guitar backs and sides, fingerboards. Castanets and marimba.