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Higuerilla

Micandra spruceana

Higuerilla (HEE-gwair-EE-ah), from Peru, reminds us tonally of Palo Escrito (the Rosewood from Mexico known for making great sounding instruments), with a bold glassy tap tone that belies the low weight of the wood. We are pleased to report that this fine wood is harvested with great care for the species, it’s environment and the Peruvian communities that helped bring it to market.

BENDING NOTE:
Higuerilla tends to have a lot of springback after bending. For this reason, we do not bend Higuerilla in our shop as the springback will be too severe by the time it is received by the builder. We recommend that you run your Higuerilla sets through two bending cycles, with a cooling period between cycles and then let the wood cool completely before removing it from your bender. The sides should be transferred immediately to a construction mold. When bending Higuerilla, we recommend you thin the sides to .080" and bend it dry or only very slightly moist.