Monkeypod is an extremely beautiful tonewood choice for any type of guitar, with a balanced and rich tonal profile.
Monkeypod, Albizia saman
- Back halves: 8-1/4" x 22" x 0.155" (210mm x 559mm x 3.9mm)
- Sides: 5" x 31-1/2" x 0.130" (127mm x 800mm x 3.3mm)
Monkeypod is a newer tonewood that's been catching on fast with builders. Its overall golden appearance with strong dark streaks make it visually similar in many ways to Koa, but slightly less dense overall.
It's relatively easy to bend and work, glues well, and has medium to large pores that should be filled before finishing.
Tonally, Monkeypod is reminiscent of lighter African "Mahoganies" such as Sapele. Its fast attack, predominate fundamental, and balanced response across the bass, middle, and trebles makes it an excellent flat picked or fingerstyle guitar.
All WOODSTAX items come with our standard 100% guarantee. If you are unhappy with the wood once you get it simply return it in its original, unworked condition for a full refund or exchange.
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