Dalbergia tucerensis (Panama Rosewood) is a true rosewood from equatorial America. This species is also known as Nicaraguan or Guatemalan rosewood and Granadillo. This is a little known species that is used for fancy boxes, marimbas, guitars, ukuleles, and other high end applications. The wood has a bright ringing tap tone with good sustain. The wood works easily and has iridescent shimmer in quarter sawn stock. Colors are usually even brown with a hint of red or dark stripes in some boards. There is a very limited supply available.
It has been carefully kiln dried and surfaced on two sides. A few pieces have pin holes which produce beautiful black striping. This is very typical of true Rosewoods. There is occasional planer skip/rough surface on some boards. There are only 200’ board feet available – purchase quickly before it sells out! This species has open grain and it sometimes will have an appearance of small surface checks but they are not checks. Some boards are great for instruments and others are great for small craft projects.
This board fits a Gibson J200. There is an 8" split to the right of the numbers that does not effect the template for a Gibson J200. We have redrawn the template and it is now flipped and directly below the numbers (the upper bout is directly below the numbers and the lower bout is at the bottom of the board.) since the photos were taken because the split. There is, however, a good spot in the board where the template fits with no defects. There is nice, even flowing grain on the unaffected side without color irregularities.