Amaranth set 25.19
Set for classical and acoustic guitar 25.19.
Seasoned for 30 years.
Peltogyne venosa, Peltogyne pubescens, Peltogyne confertflora, Peltogyne paninculata, Peltogyne purpurea, Peltogyne porphyrocardia.
Tropical America from Mexico to the Amazon and southern Brazil.
The sapwood is whitish in color, the heartwood in fresh wood is gray-brown and with aging it takes on a purple color. The texture is fine and medium with a grain that has streaks due to the controfilo.
It is a particularly valuable wood, useful for fine cabinet-making works, turned objects, floors, and decorations. It is also suitable for shipbuilding and musical instruments.
It is easy to work with except for some difficulties in the shank. It is easy to paint and a good gloss can be achieved with the necessary planing. The glue and nails hold well even if they require preliminary drilling.