Purple Heart

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Purple Heart is a less used name among the exotic wood category. It’s not a common wood among the guitar builders but, it has a really stunning appearance which attracts stringed-instrument lovers worldwide. Purple Heart Turning Blanks is a dense and tough wood with exciting physical characteristics. It has a brilliant tonal quality which resembles the warmer version of Hard Maple wood.

If you wish to have a unique fretboard, then Purple Heart is the right choice. The ravishing purple color with a grain pattern similar to Rosewood gives you a captivating look and feel. It’s an economical and easily available ‘semi-exotic wood’ in the market. It’s a coarse wood with very long grains like Hickory or Pecan.

Working with Purple Heartwood is a big challenge. When the wood is in contact with dull tools or cutter with high-speed, the wood releases a gummy resin which clogs the tools and complicates the entire process. Apart from these simple complications, Purple Heart gives a ravishing and unique look for your guitars.

Exotic Wood Zone offers wide varieties of Purple Heart Turning Blanks

Wood speciesPurple Heart
Scientific namePeltogyne pubelcens
Weight880 kg/m3
ColorPurplish Brown to eggplant purple.
TextureMedium texture with straight, wavy or irregular grain pattern.
ShippingNo restrictions
RecommendationsHigh strength applications