Wood Profile: Bloodwood


Bloodwood is truly red, and does not oxidize to brown. It has a strong fundamental and offers great note separation. Its dramatic sound is similar to maple in many respects.

Latin Name: brosimum paraense

Origin: tropical South America

Tone Profile: Provides clear note separation, and a quick response to a light touch. Great volume and balance. Particularly well-suited to Baroque and flamenco.

Application: Binding, inlays, other appointments.

Comparison: A very dense wood, it’s equal in density to the harder rosewoods.

Aesthetics: Bold, red-colored tonewood that does not oxidize to brown over time.

Trivia / Fact: A remarkably dense wood, it is as dense as the harder Honduran/Brazilian rosewoods.

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