East Indian Rosewood

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The wood is hard and dense with a coarse texture and unique striped figure.  East Indian Rosewood Bottle Stopper Blanks is comparatively difficult to work because of its high density and interlocked nature. The wood glues and finishes well as the final product. Hence, it’s essential to take care of during the working process.

The frequency range of Rosewood on both the ends of the tonal spectrum is excellent. East Indian Rosewood is popular among musically rich tonewoods. East Indian Rosewoods offer high-quality bridge blanks. It has a natural wood aging process that allows efficient sound transmission and bright tone. It’s one of the most stable hardwoods that assure excellent bridges for classical or acoustic guitars.

Exotic Wood Zone offer wide varieties of East Indian Rosewood Bottle Stopper Blanks

Wood species East Indian Rosewood
Scientific name Dalbergia latifolia
Weight 590 kg/m3
Color Pale pinkish-brown to dark reddish brown
Texture Uniform and medium texture. Straight, irregular, interlocked or wavy grain pattern.
Shipping Requires Export Permit
Recommendations Extensively on acoustic guitars.

East Indian Rosewood has a medium texture with small pores. It is very difficult to work with these timbers with tools because of interlocked grain and density. Sometimes, the wood contains chalky deposits, which will dull cutting edges rapidly. Initial seal coats must be applied very carefully because the natural resins of the wood may bleed onto surrounding surfaces. The wood has a distinct rose-like scent. The scent is less pleasant for some people while comparing to other Dalbergia rosewoods.

The wood is available in both turning blank and board form. East Indian Rosewood is very common in making fine furniture, veneer, musical instruments, turned and other specialty wood objects. It has been extensively used on acoustic guitars since the mid-1960s. The timber is widely used for making bottle stoppers. The wood is very heavy and strong.

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