Santos rosewood guitar top type 'B' grade A*.
Machaerium scleroxylon sourced from Bolivia.
Photo is of actual 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 that it is used only if you have worked it before without ill effect.