) are also rare nowadays.
In such a situation, "post-Hakaranda" woods have appeared one after another.
Many of them have already become rare as well,
Various rare rosewood species are used by various makers.
Many of them have good acoustic properties,
Some of them are traded on par with Hakaranda...!
We would like to introduce some of them to you!
Although the name of the species does not include the word "rosewood," it is a genuine rosewood that belongs to the same genus, Dalbergia, as the Hakaranda and other rosewood species.
It is one of the "Central and South American rosewoods" and is widely used by major makers such as Martin and Taylor, as well as high-end private workshops.
It has a reddish color compared to other rosewoods, and its exotic grain is as beautiful as that of Hakaranda,
The sound is harder than that of Hakaranda, and its glossy and juicy sound with high oil content and low center of gravity has a very high quality feel compared to other rosewood species.
It is endangered and is already sold at a high price as a rare wood.
Martin's top-of-the-line D-45.
In recent years, various reissued versions, custom models, and limited models have been released.
In the high-end ranks, models using cocobolo as well as Madagascar Rose have been made in recent years.
This is a 2012 D-45 CTM-D Style 42 Cocobolo.
This D-42 style model has a top made of high-grade Italian alpine spruce.
The straight and clear grain is beautiful, and the bright reddish part and the darker black part are clearly shaded.
The sound is solid and hard, with plenty of power.
This is a custom model that is not produced regularly due to the scarcity of the wood.
Along with Martin and Gibson, Taylor is one of the most popular acoustic guitars produced overseas.
The guitars feature not traditional styles but modern elements such as preamp-equipped models, cutaways, and bolt-on joints to adapt to modern music.
While innovations such as the introduction of computer-controlled construction methods are also being made, the company is also known for its attention to wood, and a variety of models are being developed and gaining popularity.
This is a 2002 714ce LTD.
This is a GA shape with a small body and cutaway, which is the most popular in Japan.
Taylor regularly releases limited models in limited production, and Cocobolo, a rare wood, is often used in their high-end models.
It matches the easy-to-play and responsive feel of Taylor's high-precision construction, and while it has a bright and good response, it also has a moist and wet texture that can be felt in its fine quality.
Camatillo is also known as "Mexican Kingwood. It is generally considered to be the Mexican version of the famous Brazilian Kingwood, a wood for which little information is available. Like Cocobolo, Camatillo is also a genuine rosewood species (Dalbergia), and is characterized by its bright purple grain.
It is characterized by exotic grain patterns similar to cocobolo, and is very beautiful compared to other species.
It has a hard, dry texture with high specific gravity. It is characterized by its galang and bouncy sound.
Tadashi Yokoyama, a former Morris craftsman who is known for developing the Morris S series, has his own workshop in Nagano, Japan.
Yokoyama's guitars are favored by fingerpickers and other players with a strong sense of technique, and each guitar made with his high-level woodworking skills is unique,
Each guitar made with their high level of woodworking skills is unique and has a sense of warmth. The guitars feature a wide range of specifications and are made from rare woods that other manufacturers rarely use.
This is the SJF-WC from the SJF series, one of Yokoyama Guitars' popular models.
The combination of a small jumbo and a florentine cutaway and the luxurious use of Camatillo wood make this a beautiful guitar.
Three-piece back with exotic grain flowing in all directions.
The sap is also cool.
There are almost no other acoustic brands using Camatillo wood other than Yokoyama Guitars, and it is a one-of-a-kind guitar sound that cannot be achieved by any other manufacturer.
This is also the back of the most popular model AR series AR-GC from the same Yokoyama Guitars.
The back is a very rare wood grain, made of "almost" sap rather than 2-piece back. The fiery grain and the pure white sapphire look are very unique.
Because of the scarcity of the wood, Yokoyama's workshop periodically stops manufacturing and ordering Camatillo models, and produces them on a limited basis when the wood is available. In recent years, there have been many three- to five-piece backs, indicating the difficulty in obtaining the material.
The standard Japanese name for rosewood is "cittern.
Its scientific name, Dalbergia cochinchinensis, is also found in Thailand and Vietnam.
It is also known as "Thai rosewood," "Vietnamese rosewood," "Siamese rosewood," "pion," and so on, depending on the country of origin. Here we describe Cambodian rosewood, which is native to Cambodia.
Water Road Guitars
Water Road Guitars is a well-known high-end guitar brand produced by builder Akio Masuda.
Water Road" means "water road" in literal translation, and is derived from Mr. Masuda's main business as a plumber.
In addition to original designs and inlays, Masuda also produces guitars with a variety of other details, such as carbon reinforcement to make the thin necks more practical.
This is Water Road Guitars' small jumbo type Libero Arte.
The Libero Arte is made of Cambodian rosewood, which is very rare and precious.
There are few makers who use Cambodian rosewood in their acoustic guitars, but this is one of them,
This is a rare one that allows you to experience the sound of this wood.
The grain of the wood is similar to Indian rosewood, but has a unique reddish color and undulation, and sap can also be seen in the book match section.
The woody, wide range, and bottomless density of the sound is achieved through handcrafted workmanship, and the sound is clear and loud.
The potential of Cambodian rosewood can be glimpsed.
In this issue, we will be looking at Madagascar Rose and Hong Rose.
We have introduced rare rosewood species that are working in the shadow of New Hakaranda!
The New Hakaranda is no longer
not an alternative wood, but each has its own value and is highly valued!
Even though it is very well suited for instruments,
There are only a few pieces that can be taken, and only a few makers have adopted it,
It is very difficult to gather information about them.
And the post-Hakaranda attack continues...