Also known as Indian Apple, this unique species from South America has golden sapwood when first milled that darkens to a rich American Cherry color within a month or two. The heartwood is marketed in veneer form as Tineo. Heartwood colors are strikingly beautiful with a bluish black variegated stripe through pinkish red.The World renownedSteinway Piano Company makes a high end grand piano out of this wood! Thewood is unstable until dried with considerable shrinkage during the drying process. The wood is easy to work and glues well.This is an incredibleexotic that is sure to turn heads!