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Brazilian Rosewood Title
Origin of Wood Type:
Brazil
Botanical Name:
Dalbergia nigra
Specific Gravity:
.85
Avg. Weight Per BF (?):
4.42 lb/ bf
Color Range:
Red- Dark Brown
Rarity / Availability: (?):
Currently we have none available. (Very Rare, cites ban 1967 protects this species making this material illegal to export since.)
Typical Avg. Width:
2" to 10"
Typical Avg. Length:
1' to 6' feet
Avg. Waste Factor (?):
Not Applicable

Wood Uses:

Fine Furniture, Cabinetry, Architecural Millwork, Guitar Building / Instrument making, Wood Turning ,Wood Carving, Inlaying, Box Making, Veneer and automotive / aircraft.
lumber Grades (?):

Unselected, Blocks, Guitar Sets

Other Trade Names:

Bahia Rosewood, Rio Rosewood, Jacaranda, Palissander

Description:

Brazilian Rosewood is the most revered lumber of all time. Due to  uncontrolled harvesting the tree is now protected by the Cites Treaty and can not be internationally traded. The heartwood is orange brown and holds onto its color as it oxidizes.  This is the specie used on the finest Steinway pianos, Martin guitars and Bentleys prior to the Cites ban. If you are fortunate to find some pre-ban stock you will probably be shocked by the price and underwhelmed by the available board quality, these boards would have been sorted hundreds of times over the last thirty years by those wanting to make that special guitar or piece of heirloom furniture. The quest for the Holly Grail of lumber continues.
*Most highly prized lumber
*Protected by the Cites III Treaty
*Finest tonewood
*Treasured for veneer

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