"Just received my latest classical guitar kit. I had a couple of requests for wood selection, and you did a great job in selecting on both counts, In addition, all the wood was great quality - this was an expensive kit, but your product made it a very good value to me.
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.