Indian Rosewood

Indian Rosewood is, probably, one of the most used tonewoods for building classic guitar bridges. One special feature of this tonewood is that its growth is very slow, what makes this tree have a homogeneous structure. It is also hard and very treasured thanks to its wide range of colours, its durability and its strength.

About the sound qualities, we must remind its deep, resonant and reliable sound. We offer you Indian Rosewood bridges with always the best quality in Maderas Barber.

BOTANIC NAME: Dalbergia latifolia.

COMMON NAMES: Indian Rosewood, East Indian Rosewood.

ORIGIN: India.

DESCRIPTION: Density 870-900 kg/m3. Heartwood can vary from a golden brown to a deep purplish brown, with darker brown streaks. The wood darkens with age, usually becoming a deep brown. Has a medium texture and fairly small pores. The grain is usually narrowly interlocked.

RECOMMENDATIONS:  It can be difficult to work with tools because of its interlocked grain and density. The wood can sometimes contain chalky deposits that will rapidly dull cutting edges. Glues and finishes well, though colour from the wood’s natural resins can inadvertently bleed onto surrounding surfaces when applying a finish, so care must be taken on the initial seal coats.  Can cause skin irritation

DRYING: Dries slowly. There is no risk of deformation but it can crack. The wood colour improves with the drying.

USES: Guitar tops , backs, fingerboards, bridges, headplates and Zanfoña pieces.

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