Scientific name: Hyeronima alchorneoiedes
Origin: Central and South America
Other names: Suradan, Nancitón, Pilón, Zapatero, Mascarey
Average density: 48lbs/ft3 – 769kg/m3
Uses: Backs and Sides, Fingerboards
Its color is light brown with purple hues. When dry, it darkens to a chocolate brown. It is easy to work; glues and finishes well. Tearout may occur during planing wood with interlocked grain. Also known as Suradan. It is a hard, dense and heavy tropical wood that is greatly valued in South America. For its characteristics, it can be a very good substitute to the more popular species used on guitar building. These lesser known species arrive at Madinter from the heart of Honduras, thanks to the hard work of a small Honduran cooperative that has reached us through the NGO Copade. The value of these products, that today we can offer to our customers in the music industry, is not only the high quality of the wood itself, but also the sustainable management of the Honduran tropical forest and the hard work of the 180 members of the cooperative. With them, we take one more step towards sustainable forestry practices and fair trade in Honduras and other Central American countries.