Madagascan Rosewood Tonewoods
Due to the unsustainablity of this tonewood, Breedlove guitars is no longer using this tonewood. Madagascar rosewood is a beautiful wood, visually and tonally, and is often thought of as a substitute for Brazilian. It delivers crisp, bold tones, good sustain, and striking beauty. Provides a dark and bell-like overtone with a slow response. Great bass response, with an equally dynamic high-end not found in East Indian rosewood. Ranges from a light yellowish brown to a darker orange or reddish brown. Darker black streaks are common, and can produce a grain figure. It can exhibit wild landscape-like figuration, often compared to spider webbing, much like Brazilian rosewood and ziricote.