Amazon Rosewood is nowadays the most similar tonewood to Brazilian Rosewood. That’s why luthiers have hugely increase the demand of Amazon Rosewood.
The use of Amazon Rosewood in classic guitar bridges is also very popular due to the great qualities of this wood. It has a high sound quality, durability and hardness, what is very important for this part of the instrument. Bridges need a high wear resistance due to the tension that the instrument has to bear at this part of the instrument.
At Maderas Barber we have at your disposal Amazon Rosewood bridges for classic guitar with a great beauty and quality.
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.