Brazilian rosewood, jacaranda, Bahia rosewood, Rio rosewood
47 to 56 lbs./cu.ft.
Eastern forests of Bahia to Espirito Santo and Rio de Janeiro
One of the most prized furniture and tone woods of all time, Brazilian rosewood is now rare and tightly controlled on the world market. The heartwood is shades of dark brown with noticable black streaks, and the sapwood is white. The wood looks and feels oily or waxy. It is mostly straight grain with medium to coarse texture, a slight luster and a rose-like fragrance when worked. Used for decorative veneers, musical instrument parts, fine furniture, cabinets, piano cases, fancy turnery, marquetry, and knife handles.