A visually striking tonewood, Movingui is a great choice for flat picked and accompaniment style guitars.
Movingui, Distemonanthus benthamianus
- 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)
Movingui (also known as Nigerian Satinwood in some parts of the world) is a dense and beautiful tonewood, with a unique yellow color. Increasingly popular among steel string acoustic guitar builders, this vibrant yellow tonewood often has exception figure making for a very striking instrument. Over time, its bright yellow color mellows a bit to a honey gold.
Movingui has a tone between maple and mahogany. A very balanced tone, it has fewer overtones than rosewood and a less dominant midrange profile than some mahoganies. Movingui guitars blend well with other instruments and pairs well with nearly any top wood.
These sets can have a high silica content, which can blunt some tools, but it bends reasonably well, and readily accepts glues, stains, and finishes.
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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