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Wenge

BSWengeWWENC

 

Millettia laurentii

"Wenge is the new Brazilian", declares famed luthier Ervin Somogyi.
Premierguitar.com/Feb '13

Wenge is a large straight growing tree found from central through western Africa. It is abundant and should be commercially available for years to come. In 1983 this wood was first suggested to us as a guitar tonewood by maker Don Musser. In recent years as the price of Indian Rosewood has increased, Wenge has become a more viable alternative body wood. The grain of the Wenge sets is tight and straight across the entire width of backs and sides. The color is chocolate brown with evenly spaced black veins. This wood is heavier than either Indian or Brazilian Rosewood and is stiffer, but softer, with large pores and small pinholes that will need to be filled. Any binding/trim scheme contrasts well with the even, consistent color and grain of this wood.

 

Back & Sides Dimensions
Wood Grading article
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SKU Product Name In Stock Each  
BSWE1SS B & S, Wenge, steel string Yes $120.00