Indian Rosewood back & sides to build a steel string or classical guitar
Individually photographed - The set in the photo is the set you will receive
First grade, straight grained with even colour
- 2 x Back halves
Minimum 550mm x 210mm x 3.0mm (21 1/2" x 8 3/8" x 1/8")
- 2 x Sides
Minimum 850mm x 125mm x 3.0mm (32" x 5" x 1/8")
Indian Rosewood is possibly the most popular timber for the back and sides of classical and steel string acoustic guitars. Its popularity is due to the following factors-
Quality - While other timbers such as Brazilian Rosewood have decreased in quality due to dwindling supply, Indian Rosewood is still available in fine quality quartersawn sets which are stable, easy to use, look great, and aren't likely to crack.
Look - Most sets are dark brown, though the colours can range from mauve to nearly black, the colour contrasts well with a light coloured top or binding, making for a very traditional looking instrument. Grain lines are generally straight, especially in the higher grades
Sound - The sound of Indian Rosewood rates very highly, it is known to give a clear bell like sound almost like Brazilian Rosewood, but with a little less brilliance in the mid and treble ranges.
Price - Very good sets are still not too expensive especially when compared to the prices being demanded for recent sets of Brazilian.