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Indian Rosewood - first & second grade sets

BSIndianRosewood1stgradeBSRW1SS800
1st grade Indian Rosewood

BSIndianRosewood2ndgrade3up800
2nd grade Indian Rosewood 

Dalbergia latifolia

The vast majority of the higher quality steel string and classical guitars made over the last thirty years have been made from Indian Rosewood. Many of the top classical guitarmakers - Romanillos, Fleta, Friederich, Gilbert - prefer it to Brazilian Rosewood for many reasons. It is a beautiful wood, it is plentiful and sustainable, it is easily worked and the sound produced by Indian Rosewood guitars is superlative.

The color of Indian Rosewood ranges from red to light brown with golden streaks, but more often runs to various shades of purple-brown (which eventually oxidizes to a rich brown color).

IMPORTANT SHIPPING NOTE: Due to the recent CITES convention ruling we are no longer able to ship Rosewood parts, including Indian Rosewood, outside of the U.S. but we have a limited selection of Indian Rosewood items warehoused in Canada for delivery to Canadian addresses. Look for the Maple leaf next to the applicable parts. Canadian HST and GST taxes will apply. These items will be shipped separately from the rest of the order.

Back & Sides Dimensions
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Figured Wood Terms


SKU Product Name In Stock Each 3+  
BSRW1SS B & S, Indian Rw, 1st grade, steel string
Yes $114.35 $90.33
BSRW2SS B & S, Indian Rw, 2nd grade, steel string
Yes $71.69 $63.80
BSRW1CL B & S, Indian Rw, 1st grade, classical/OM
Yes $108.62 $85.81