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ROSEWOOD, AMAZON

Dalbergia spp.

Dalbergia spp. of the family Fabaceae (syn Leguminosae) the legume, pea, or bean family, including primarily Dalbergia spruceana, but also possibly Dalbergia paraensis


THE ROSEWOODS, REAL and OTHERWISE





my samples:


both sides of a sample plank of Amazon rosewood / Dalbergia spruceana --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site. The labeled side is raw and pretty rough but the 2nd side has been sanded to 240 grit


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


both sides of a sample plank of Amazon rosewood --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was donated by Jim Glynn, whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


both sides of a sample plank of Amazon rosewood. HUGE enlargements are present. Note: this sample was sent to me for identification by Andrew James and because it is virtually indistinguishable from the sample piece directly above sent to me by Jim Glynn, I believe this is where it belongs. The caveat however is that I don't know for sure that Jim's piece really IS Amazon rosewood. I have no doubt that it was sold to Jim as that wood and I have no reason to believe it is NOT Amazon rosewood, but I've since come to realize how unreliable some vendors I just wanted to point all this out. I DO note that all of the pieces on this page, including both this one and my one formal sample, have exactly the characteristics described in the literature for this wood, including being diffuse porous with sparse pores having winged aliform parenchyma AND lozenge shaped aliform parenchyma.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


both sides of another sample plank of Amazon rosewood contributed to the site by Andrew James and with the same caveat as the one above --- HUGE enlargements are present. See the note with the sample directly above.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


both sides of a sample plank of Amazon rosewood. HUGE enlargements are present. Yet another sample contributed by Andrew James and with the same caveat as the one above.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


web pics:


planks


both sides of a plank and a closeup --- the pics that these were cropped from all these appear to have been taken in the same light, so I have no explanation for the color change from one side to the other (but I DON'T believe it's the wood itself that changes color like that)


planks and closeup


pen blanks


end grain scales


guitar kit


guitar kit and closeup --- not the significant difference in color between the 2 pictures of the same planks


guitar kit and closeup --- note the huge difference in color between the two pictures of the same planks


guitar back


pen