“I'm doing some wood binding today, and I pulled out a few pieces of curly maple I've had for a while that I bought from you. It never ceases to amaze me how LMI, above all my other suppliers, just consistently gives me materials that never fail to surpass my expectations. No matter what any picture on your site looks like, whatever I get is always better. Really appreciate it. I know that you supply many other people far beyond my volume and talent, but I am definitely a customer for life!"
Bloodwood is a bolder red color than either Paduak or Bois d' Rose, but has the advantage of not oxidizing to a warmer color over time. For this reason it is often used as decorative binding and inlay by luthiers and furniture makers alike. It is remarkably dense (about as dense as the harder rosewoods such as Honduran and Brazilian) so it is well suited for fingerboards, bridge blanks and backs and sides. David Segal of New York Bass Works says it's "Very hard, rings like a bell, is quartersawn and likely more stable than Ebony. This should become my fretless fingerboard wood of choice!".
NOTE:We are unable to radius Bloodwood fingerboards. We use a shaper/molder type tool to radius our boards and the grain of Bloodwood tears out when attempting to radius it. Our radius blocks work well for this task.