Scientific name: Macherium scleroxylon
Other names: Morado, Bolivian Rosewood, caviuna, Santos Rosewood
Average density: 54lbs/ft3 – 865kg/m3
Uses: Guitar back and sides, fingerboards, bridges, turnery
Its color can be highly varied, ranging from reddish orange to a dark violet brown, usually with contrasting darker black streaks. The narrow sapwood is pale yellow and is clearly demarcated from the heartwood. It is a very strong and nonporous wood that is easy to work and finish. It is seasons slowly with very little deformation. It is a bit heavier and harder than Indian Rosewood. Soundwise, it has a percussive attack, excellent clarity, fat low-end and a pronounced high-end sparkle. When used as fingerboard wood, it is ideal for rock styles.