Due to the restriction of getting Brazilian Rosewood, Amazon Rosewood has become the most popular and similar option in order to replace it. This tonewood is very recommended to being used in headplates thanks to its hardness and durability: perfect properties to endure the friction and tension that this part of the guitar suffers.
Discover our high-quality Amazon Rosewood headplates for classic guitar in Maderas Barber and get also surprised with its stunning figures and appearance.
BOTANIC NAME: Dalbergia spruceana.
COMMON NAMES: Amazon Rosewood.
DESCRIPTION: Density 1100 kg/m3. Amazon Rosewood tends to be an orange or reddish brown, with darker contrasting streaks. Lighter yellowish sapwood is clearly demarcated from heartwood. It has uniform, medium texture with open pores.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Amazon Rosewood can be fairly difficult to work on account of its density. It also needs to be glued with care ,as do most other true rosewoods.). It turns and finishes well, and can be polished to a high natural luster.
DRYING: Due to its density, it dries slowly. Risk of cracks.
USES: Guitar backs, sides and fingerboards. Xylophones.