Santos rosewood constructional banding piece 800 x 50 x 6mm
Machaerium scleroxylon from Bolivia.
Photo is of a typical piece.
A very successful rosewood substitute also known as Pao Ferro and Morado. Dense and close textured, easy to finish and producing good sounding instruments.
Also rather famous for producing a skin allergy and so we advise use it only if you have worked it before without any ill effects.