Santosrosewood guitar top type 'A' grade A*.
For carved tops
Machaerium scleroxylon sourced 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 that it is used only if you have worked it before without ill effect.