is an exotic wood
taken from the Granadilla
tree. It's a relatively new wood to American guitar
making but is fairly common in South America
. It is non-porous
, straight grained, very dense, and has a ringing, bright tap tone. It works easily but can dull tools a bit, has a medium to fine texture, and finishes well. The reddish brown color will darken to a brick color over time much like Honduran rosewood
. Sure to become popular for steel string guitars.
Granadillo may be downgraded to second grade for any of the following reasons: slabsawn, unevenness of color and/or figure, small, solid pin-knots. These second grade sets make fine sounding instruments with great character at a great price.