Top Wood: Aged Solid Port Orford Cedar
Back and Sides Wood: Select Santos Rosewood ( from Brazil)
Width at Nut: 1-11/16″
Bracing Pattern: Pre-War Forward Shifted Scalloped X
Scale Length: 25.6″
Frets to Body: 14
Fingerboard and Bridge Wood: Ebony
Body Binding: Dalmation Tortoise
Headplate Material: Ebony
Headstock Inlay / Logo: Abalone Desert Rose
Neck Binding: None
Neck Shape: Low Profile
Fingerboard Side Dots: White
Fingerboard Inlay: MOP Dots
Pickguard: Dalmation Tortoise
Tuners: Vintage Closed Gear w/ White Buttons
Case: Hard Case
Santos rosewood is a very dense, tough, compact and, most of all, long lasting wood. But it is also soft to the touch. Its appearance has a great beauty, because of its big variety of colors which goes from a light and golden brown to a very dark brown, with yellow and purple touches. All this variety gives outstanding contrasts to this wood.
Regarding to the sound, it is very similar to Indian Rosewood, although it is warmer and more brilliant than Ebony. Some say that Santos Rosewood is the perfect combination between Ebony and Indian Rosewood. In short, Santos Rosewood is a tough and resistant wood, which doesn’t need any additional finishing. So, Santos Rosewood sides from Maderas Barber are a great option to wrap up the sounding board.
DESCRIPTION: Density 940 kg/m3. Colour can be highly varied, ranging from reddish/orange to a dark violet/brown, usually with contrasting darker black streaks. Narrow sapwood is a pale yellow and is clearly demarcated from the heartwood. Grain is typically straight, though sometimes slightly irregular or interlocked. Fine, even texture and a naturally high luster.