Panamanian Rosewood is a fantastic value for the money. It has all of the tonal properties of Brazilian without the price tag.
Panamanian Rosewood, Dalbergia tucurensis
- 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)
If you're looking for a top shelf rosewood in terms of tone, you're going to be very excited about Panamanian Rosewood.
It's rare and hard to find commercially, but these sets rival the very best Brazilian, Madagascar and Amazon Rosewoods you'll find anywhere.
In terms of moderately priced rosewoods this is one of the very best.
Panamanian Rosewood has a complex tonal profile that produces articulate trebles and thunderous bass. It responds well to aggressive flat picking and strumming as well as delicate fingerstyle playing.
The working properties of these sets are similar to other types of rosewood. It bends easily, machines well, and is more stable, and less prone to cracking, than Brazilian Rosewood.
Visually Panamanian Rosewood is more subdued than its flashier cousins, colors range from golds to sandy browns with common dark streaks or tiny pin knots. Over time the wood oxidizes to a luxurious golden brown that pairs well with most binding and appointment choices.
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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