Since the mid-1960s, East Indian Rosewood has been widely utilized as a substitute for the now-endangered Brazilian Rosewood in acoustic guitars.
East Indian Rosewood heartwood can range in colour from golden brown to deep purplish brown, with deeper brown streaks. With time, the wood darkens to a deep brown colour. Fine furniture, musical instruments, veneer, turned, and other specialty wood objects can all benefit from it.
This wood is long-lasting and termite-resistant. It has a medium texture and pores that are relatively modest. Typically, the grain is tightly interlaced.