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Botanical Name

Dalbergia latifolia

Other Names

East Indian Rosewood, Indian Rosewood

Main Color Group

Variegated

Grain Pattern

Pronounced

Workability

Easy

Avg Dry Weight - LB/FT3

52

Avg Dry Weight - KG/M3

830

Janka Hardness - LBF

2440

Janka Hardness - Newtons

10870

East Indian Rosewood can vary greatly in color, although its base color is most always brown; the shades can range from golden brown, to purplish or dark reddish brown. Secondary colors are often present. The wood’s colors will darken with continued UV exposure. EI Rw is generally less dense than most other rosewoods. Its grains are typically interlocked (although they can be irregular or straight), which can make it difficult to work. Care must be taken when finishing the wood, as it is not uncommon for the wood’s natural resins to impose if it is not first sealed. It has a medium texture.

Since the exportation ban on Brazilian Rosewood, more than twenty years ago, it has become a popular substitute with corporate guitar manufacturers (electric and acoustic, alike) — due in large part to its historically steady supply and relatively low cost (compared with other Dalbergia’s). By comparison to Braz Rw, its pores are smaller; but it is also a very durable wood, that’s not overly susceptible to bug damage / infestation and is considered stable after drying.

*Due to cites restrictions, we are unable to ship East Indian Rosewood internationally.

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Sustainability: Listed in CITES Appendix II — part of the Dalbergia -genus worldwide exportation ban — and is classified as “Vulenerable” on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

Common Uses: Musical instruments (in particular, acoustic & electric guitars), furniture, cabinetry, veneer, structural paneling, turnings and specialty wood objects.

Comments: Most relevant, from our perspective, is the fact the many people refer to this wood as “Indian Rosewood,” which is inaccurate; Sissoo (Dalbergia Sissoo) is also known through its natural region as “Indian Rosewood.”

Also worth mentioning is Sonokeling: a true Dalbergia indigenous to Indonesia — where it is also known as “Jacaranda.” Many sources consider this wood and East Indian Rosewood to be of the same species (Dalbergia Latifolia), however tree farmers in Indonesia are not in agreement with this assessment. Our research into Indonesia and the cultivation of rosewood trees there revealed that back in the 1700’s, while the Indonesian islands were considered a colony of Holland, Dutch merchant colonists transplanted two major Dalbergia’s to Indonesia: Dalbergia Nigra (Brazilian Rosewood), from Brazil, and; Dalbergia Sissoo (Indian Rosewood), from India.

We view Indonesian Rosewood as a completely different species of Dalbergia, and see the topic as certainly worthy of further botanical investigation.

ImagePriceGradeDimensionsSKUBuyDescriptionhf:att:pa_grade
Rosewood - East Indian (Guitar Sides)
$45.0032 × 4.5 × 0.2 inSIDEROSEEI0302

Clear.

a
Rosewood - East Indian (Guitar Sides)
$45.0031.94 × 4.44 × 0.2 inSIDEROSEEI0334

Clear.

a
Rosewood - East Indian (Guitar Sides)
$45.0033 × 4.75 × 0.2 inSIDEROSEEI0210

Clear.

a
Rosewood - East Indian (Guitar Sides)
$45.0031.75 × 4.5 × 0.2 inSIDEROSEEI0303

Clear.

a
Rosewood - East Indian (Guitar Sides)
$45.0031.75 × 4.38 × 0.2 inSIDEROSEEI0301

Clear.

a
Rosewood - East Indian (Guitar Sides)
$45.0033 × 4.75 × 0.2 inSIDEROSEEI0219

Clear.

a
Rosewood - East Indian (Guitar Sides)
$45.0034 × 5 × 0.2 inSIDEROSEEI0294

Clear.

a
Rosewood - East Indian (Guitar Sides)
$45.0034 × 5 × 0.2 inSIDEROSEEI0114
Out of stock

Clear.

a
Rosewood - East Indian (Guitar Sides)
$45.0030.31 × 4.25 × 0.2 inSIDEROSEEI0064

Clear.

a
Rosewood - East Indian (Guitar Sides)
$45.0032 × 4.38 × 0.2 inSIDEROSEEI0424

Clear.

a
Rosewood - East Indian (Guitar Sides)
$45.0032 × 4.5 × 0.2 inSIDEROSEEI0338

Clear.

a
Rosewood - East Indian (Guitar Sides)
$45.0032 × 4.5 × 0.2 inSIDEROSEEI0347

Clear.

a
Rosewood - East Indian (Guitar Sides)
$45.0034 × 5 × 0.2 inSIDEROSEEI0288

Clear.

a
Rosewood - East Indian (Guitar Sides)
$45.0034 × 5.06 × 0.2 inSIDEROSEEI0290

Clear.

a
Rosewood - East Indian (Guitar Sides)
$45.0034.56 × 5.38 × 0.2 inSIDEROSEEI0242

Clear.

a
Rosewood - East Indian (Guitar Sides)
$45.0034.5 × 5.38 × 0.2 inSIDEROSEEI0240

Clear.

a
Rosewood - East Indian (Guitar Backs)
$55.0022 × 8.5 × 0.2 inBACKROSEEI0569

Clear.

a
Rosewood - East Indian (Guitar Backs)
$55.0022 × 9.13 × 0.2 inBACKROSEEI0230

Clear.

a
Rosewood - East Indian (Guitar Backs)
$55.0022 × 8.5 × 0.2 inBACKROSEEI0747

Clear.

a
Rosewood - East Indian (Guitar Backs)
$55.0020.75 × 7.88 × 0.2 inBACKROSEEI0842

Clear.

a
Rosewood - East Indian (Guitar Backs)
$55.0022 × 8.56 × 0.2 inBACKROSEEI0271

Clear.

a
Rosewood - East Indian (Guitar Backs)
$55.0022.5 × 8.38 × 0.2 inBACKROSEEI0090

Clear.

a
Rosewood - East Indian (Guitar Backs)
$55.0021.94 × 8.5 × 0.2 inBACKROSEEI0912

Clear.

a
Rosewood - East Indian (Guitar Backs)
$55.0022 × 8.63 × 0.2 inBACKROSEEI0253

Clear.

a
Rosewood - East Indian (Guitar Backs)
$55.0021.56 × 8 × 0.2 inBACKROSEEI0277

Clear.

a
Rosewood - East Indian (Guitar Backs)
$55.0020.94 × 9.06 × 0.2 inBACKROSEEI0455

Clear.

a
Rosewood - East Indian (Guitar Backs)
$55.0022.25 × 8.44 × 0.2 inBACKROSEEI0409

Clear.

a
Rosewood - East Indian (Guitar Backs)
$55.0023 × 8.38 × 0.2 inBACKROSEEI0699

Clear.

a
Rosewood - East Indian (Guitar Backs)
$55.0020.81 × 7.94 × 0.2 inBACKROSEEI0400

Clear.

a
Rosewood - East Indian (Guitar Backs)
$55.0022.63 × 8.44 × 0.2 inBACKROSEEI0700

Clear.

a
Rosewood - East Indian (Guitar Backs)
$55.0022 × 9.25 × 0.2 inBACKROSEEI0777

Clear.

a
Rosewood - East Indian (Guitar Backs)
$55.0023.5 × 8.88 × 0.2 inBACKROSEEI0964

Clear.

a
Rosewood - East Indian
$299.8567.13 × 5 × 2.44 inROSEEI1045

Checks, Knot

ab
Rosewood - East Indian
$249.6167.06 × 5 × 2.06 inROSEEI1044

Knot

ab
Rosewood - East Indian
$69.2075.88 × 3.5 × 1.06 inROSEEI1043
Out of stock

Knot, (2) Smal defects

ab
Rosewood - East Indian
$86.7775.69 × 4 × 1.06 inROSEEI1042

Bowed

a
Rosewood - East Indian
$38.0037.88 × 3.5 × 1 inROSEEI1041
Out of stock

NIce board

a
Rosewood - East Indian
$37.8737.75 × 3.5 × 1 inROSEEI1040

NIce board

a
Rosewood - East Indian
$50.7939.38 × 4.5 × 1 inROSEEI1039
Out of stock

NIce board

a
Rosewood - East Indian
$47.0836.5 × 4.5 × 1 inROSEEI1038
Out of stock

Nice board

a
Rosewood - East Indian
$138.8673.38 × 5.81 × 1.25 inROSEEI1037
Out of stock

Checks.

ab
Rosewood - East Indian
$250.3267.25 × 5 × 2.31 inROSEEI1036
Out of stock

End checks.

ab
Rosewood - East Indian
$144.2437.44 × 5.75 × 2.44 inROSEEI1035
Out of stock

Checks. Cracks.

b
Rosewood - East Indian
$140.8536.56 × 5.75 × 2.44 inROSEEI1034

Checks. Cracks.

b
Rosewood - East Indian
$66.9451.38 × 5 × 1 inROSEEI1033
Out of stock

Knot.

ab
Rosewood - East Indian
$57.0539.81 × 5 × 1 inROSEEI1032
Out of stock

End check.

a
Rosewood - East Indian
$44.5638 × 4.5 × 1 inROSEEI1031
Out of stock

Knot.

ab
Rosewood - East Indian
$48.2937.44 × 4.5 × 1 inROSEEI1030
Out of stock

Nice board.

a
Rosewood - East Indian
$48.0846.13 × 4 × 1 inROSEEI1029
Out of stock

Small knots.

ab
Rosewood - East Indian
$47.9341.81 × 4 × 1 inROSEEI1028
Out of stock

Small knot.

a
Rosewood - East Indian
$35.4038 × 3.25 × 1 inROSEEI1027
Out of stock

Light checks.

a
Rosewood - East Indian
$28.3937.25 × 3.25 × 1 inROSEEI1026
Out of stock

Checks.

b
Rosewood - East Indian
$38.6238.5 × 3.5 × 1 inROSEEI1025
Out of stock

Light checks.

a
Rosewood - East Indian
$22.3222.25 × 3.5 × 1 inROSEEI1024
Out of stock

Clear two face.

a
Rosewood - East Indian
$22.0722 × 3.5 × 1 inROSEEI1023
Out of stock

Clear two face.

a
Rosewood - East Indian (Guitar Sides)
$45.0033 × 4.75 × 0.24 inSIDEROSEEI1222
Out of stock

Bookmatched Guitar Sides set

a
Rosewood - East Indian (Guitar Sides)
$45.0034 × 5 × 0.28 inSIDEROSEEI1281
Out of stock

Bookmatched Guitar Sides set

a
Rosewood - East Indian (Guitar Sides)
$45.0034.75 × 5.4 × 0.22 inSIDEROSEEI1352
Out of stock

Bookmatched Guitar Sides set

a
Rosewood - East Indian (Guitar Sides)
$45.0031.75 × 4.5 × 0.18 inSIDEROSEEI1041
Out of stock

Bookmatched Guitar Sides set

a
Rosewood - East Indian (Guitar Sides)
$45.0030.9 × 4.3 × 0.15 inSIDEROSEEI1060

Bookmatched Guitar Sides set

a
Rosewood - East Indian (Guitar Sides)
$45.0031.75 × 4.25 × 0.17 inSIDEROSEEI1898
Out of stock

Bookmatched Guitar Sides set

a
Rosewood - East Indian (Guitar Sides)
$45.0033.1 × 4.7 × 0.19 inSIDEROSEEI1209
Out of stock

Bookmatched Guitar Sides set

a
Rosewood - East Indian (Guitar Sides)
$45.0031.5 × 4.5 × 0.19 inSIDEROSEEI1148
Out of stock

Bookmatched Guitar Sides set

a
Rosewood - East Indian
$221.5046.38 × 5.94 × 2.88 inROSEEI1022

Checks.

b
Rosewood - East Indian
$262.3248.94 × 6 × 2.88 inROSEEI1021
Out of stock

Light check.

ab
Rosewood - East Indian
$143.9567 × 4.81 × 1.44 inROSEEI1020
Out of stock

Light checks.

ab
Rosewood - East Indian
$131.5462 × 4.75 × 1.44 inROSEEI1019
Out of stock

Knots. Nice contrast.

ab
Rosewood - East Indian
$148.5168.13 × 4.88 × 1.44 inROSEEI1018

Knots. Beautiful figure.

ab
Rosewood - East Indian
$153.7660.5 × 5.69 × 1.44 inROSEEI1017
Out of stock

Knots. Beautiful figure.

ab
Rosewood - East Indian
$40.1335 × 4 × 1 inROSEEI1016
Out of stock

End checks.

a
Rosewood - East Indian
$46.7240.75 × 4 × 1 inROSEEI1015
Out of stock

Beautiful board.

a
Rosewood - East Indian
$85.7074.75 × 4 × 1 inROSEEI1014
Out of stock

Light surface checks.

a
Rosewood - East Indian
$87.4275.13 × 4.06 × 1 inROSEEI1013
Out of stock

Beautiful board.

a
Rosewood - East Indian
$72.4138.88 × 6.13 × 1.06 inROSEEI1012
Out of stock

Surface checks.

a
Rosewood - East Indian
$69.9537.56 × 6.13 × 1.06 inROSEEI1011
Out of stock

Light surface check.

a
Rosewood - East Indian
$39.3739.25 × 3.5 × 1 inROSEEI1010
Out of stock

Small checks.

a
Rosewood - East Indian
$38.1238 × 3.5 × 1 inROSEEI1009
Out of stock

Light cracks on end.

a
Rosewood - East Indian (Guitar Backs)
$55.0021.25 × 8.562 × 0.2 inBACKROSEEI0045
Out of stock

Bookmatched Guitar Back Set

a
Rosewood - East Indian (Guitar Backs)
$55.0020.69 × 8 × 0.2 inBACKROSEEI0926
Out of stock

Bookmatched Guitar Back Set

a
Rosewood - East Indian (Guitar Backs)
$55.0021.63 × 8.44 × 0.2 inBACKROSEEI0947

Bookmatched Guitar Back Set

a
Rosewood - East Indian (Guitar Backs)
$55.0021.88 × 8 × 0.2 inBACKROSEEI0925

Bookmatched Guitar Back Set

a
Rosewood - East Indian (Guitar Backs)
$55.0020.9 × 7.88 × 0.2 inBACKROSEEI0795

Bookmatched Guitar Back Set

a
Rosewood - East Indian (Guitar Backs)
$55.0022.19 × 8.63 × 0.2 inBACKROSEEI0289
Out of stock

Bookmatched Guitar Back Set

a
Rosewood - East Indian (Guitar Backs)
$55.0022 × 8.88 × 0.2 inBACKROSEEI0221
Out of stock

Bookmatched Guitar Back Set

a
Rosewood - East Indian (Guitar Backs)
$55.0021.9 × 9.19 × 0.2 inBACKROSEEI0223

Bookmatched Guitar Back Set

a
Rosewood - East Indian (Guitar Sides)
$45.0032.81 × 4.69 × 0.2 inSIDEROSEEI0212
Out of stock

Bookmatched Guitar Sides set

a
Rosewood - East Indian (Guitar Sides)
$45.0033.06 × 4.69 × 0.2 inSIDEROSEEI0208
Out of stock

Bookmatched Guitar Sides set

a
Rosewood - East Indian (Guitar Sides)
$45.0034.63 × 5.38 × 0.2 inSIDEROSEEI0227
Out of stock

Bookmatched Guitar Sides set

a
Rosewood - East Indian (Guitar Sides)
$45.0033.9 × 5.06 × 0.2 inSIDEROSEEI0105
Out of stock

Bookmatched Guitar Sides set

a
Rosewood - East Indian (Guitar Sides)
$45.0031.75 × 4.5 × 0.2 inSIDEROSEEI0133
Out of stock

Bookmatched Guitar Sides set

a
Rosewood - East Indian (Guitar Sides)
$45.0031.81 × 4.5 × 0.2 inSIDEROSEEI0134
Out of stock

Bookmatched Guitar Sides set

a
Rosewood - East Indian (Guitar Sides)
$45.0031.9 × 4.5 × 0.2 inSIDEROSEEI0307
Out of stock

Bookmatched Guitar Sides set

a
Rosewood - East Indian (Guitar Sides)
$45.0030.25 × 4.25 × 0.2 inSIDEROSEEI0069
Out of stock

Bookmatched Guitar Sides set

a
Rosewood - East Indian
$99.2675 × 4.5 × 1 inROSEEI1008
Out of stock

Bow and hook

a
Rosewood - East Indian
$48.5736.7 × 4.5 × 1 inROSEEI1007
Out of stock

Small knot

a
Rosewood - East Indian
$36.2835.25 × 3.5 × 1 inROSEEI1006
Out of stock

Nice

a
Rosewood - East Indian
$52.2839.5 × 4.5 × 1 inROSEEI1005
Out of stock

Small knots

a
Rosewood - East Indian
$83.0562.75 × 4.5 × 1 inROSEEI1004
Out of stock

End checks

a

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