Turning Premiere, Bolivian Rosewood in the Spotlight

Turning Premiere, Bolivian Rosewood in the Spotlight

BolivianRosewood(Macherium scleroxylon) shares many characteristics of true rosewoods including its colors, working properties and density. Colors range fromviolet streaks tocoffee browns and black.Thetreesgrow in Boliviaand some of thesurroundingCountries. Logs are small and usually only producelumber 3-6" wide.Only asmall percentageof logs are large enough to cut high quality wide boards (boards 8 are considered wide for this species).Bolivian Rosewood makes a nice choice foracoustic and electric guitars but is also used for anything from high end veneers for corporate jets to jewelry boxes and everything in between.Other common names are Pau Ferro, SantosRosewood,Morado, and others

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