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I want to express my deepest gratitude to the team at LMII.  When I started making guitars 26 years ago, my first guitar was made from wood that I ordered from the LMI catalog (there was no internet back then). Since then, the team at LMI has been nothing short of excellent!  The products and services are second to none.  My only regret is that I waited 26 years to say...THANK YOU!

Respectfully, 
Tony Vines

Brazilian Tigerwood

Astronium graveolens

Brazilian Tigerwood, also known as Goncalo Alves, is a wood that comes mainly from Brazil. It has been growing in popularity among builders who favor bold, contrasting figure on the back and sides. The color is an attractive honey-tan with broad reddish brown stripes which often paint dramatic, symmetrical shapes across the bookmatched guitar back. Although it is lightweight, it is only slightly porous and finishes nicely. Some say the tone is similar to Mahogany.
 

Back & Sides Dimensions
Wood Grading article
Figured Wood Terms