Guibourtia demeusei
African Blackwood photoA true rosewood. Extremely dense, it literally sinks in water! Some consider this wood superior to Brazilian. Rare and expensive for a couple of reasons. Firstly, high-quality logs are rare. Very few trees are large enough to yield guitar backs. Secondly, a significantly higher labor investment in working this material. The wood is very difficult to plane, scrape, and finish-but the results are more than worth it! Incredible dynamic range, tonal palette and volume.

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