Macacauba or Platymiscium pinnatum is a member of a distinct variety of Platymiscium species that grows from about 15 degrees North of the Equator South to the North third of Brazil. Amazon Rosewood is, in our opinion, the most defined and beautiful Platymiscium of them all. Nine years ago the Owner discovered this species at a mill on the Amazon River while taking a small local boat procuring sources for the World's finest woods. Colors of Amazon Rosewood range from rich reds, orange, pink, and violet to black lines with defined sapwood. No two boards are alike so expect a combination of colors and contrast in a stunning visual palette!This wood is ideal for musical instruments as it has a strong visual and tonal presence. All boards are kiln dried. They were 5/4 rough and have been surfaced smooth at 1" true. Pin holes are found in only a few boards and are not considered a defect because of the Ambrosia-like color streaks produced. A few boards have sound pin knots. Some have a small amount of sapwood similar to what is shown in the photo.This wood is high quality, unique, and rare. Beautiful offering at a great price!