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“I keep meaning to send an email and let you know that I got the prem. Indian Rosewood and was very pleased. You all at LMII have always given me great reason for trust in doing business with you. You have always treated me well and in a prompt and professional fashion. You have always helped with any problems that I might. have. Your staff is knowledgeable and professional and the materials have been great. You guys run the type of business that makes me look for things I need that I can get from you. If that doesn't work (look for things I might need in the future). Thank you for giving me a place where I can buy my materials with confidence.”

Michael M.

Indian Rosewood

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Indian Rosewood guitar, Brent McElroy 

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).

Our Indian Rosewood is available, below, in first grade/second grade and select.

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
Wood Grading article
Figured Wood Terms