Rosewood, Guatemalan » Dalbergia tucurencis

Why Rosewood, Guatemalan?
Here's what to know about woodworking with this wood
woodworking characteristics


A lighter and less dense rosewood than other varieties from other regions. Also more porous. It accepts regular wood glue and any kind of wood finish.
color of Rosewood, Guatemalan

Color Range

Light reddish cinnamon brown or yellowish gold, often with thin, darker reddish stripes
other names for Rosewood, Guatemalan

Other Names

Honduras Rosewood, Yucatan Rosewood
uses for Rosewood, Guatemalan

Some Typical Uses

Musical instruments, decorative turnings, handles, inlay
the Rosewood, Guatemalan tree

What's the Tree Like?

Matures between 60 and 100 feet tall, and can be as large as 3 feet in diameter The Rosewood, Guatemalan tree grows in Latin America
map of where this wood grows


lbs /Bd. Ft.
-7.26% lighter than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)


Janka Rating
-6.20% softer than red oak (1290 psi)


Specific Gravity
6.25% more dense than red oak (.64)

Woodworking with Rosewood, Guatemalan:

General Workability
Average 6/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
V. Fine 2/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Easy 2/10
Red Oak