New Hakaranda and other
A number of rosewood species have come to be treated as rare woods along with Hakaranda.
If that is the case, we have come forward,
The "post-rosewood" species that will replace rosewood!
From the well-known woods to the ones that are just........ From the well-known woods to the ones that are just not so well-known,
From the wood that has been widely known for a long time, to the wood that is not so widely known!
This time, we are going to introduce a new wood which is not rosewood,
It is not a rosewood species, but it is aiming to take the place of rosewood.
Some of the post-rosewood species, which are not rosewood species, but are aiming to take the place of rosewood!
This wood is in the same legume family as rosewood, but it is a species of wood in the genus Gibaultia, not in the genus Crataegus, which is the rosewood species.
It is often used for the body and fingerboard of electric basses because of its high specific gravity and good stability.
Also known as "African rosewood," it is used by many brands as a substitute for rosewood in recent years because it has a rosewood-like sound and is not designated on the red list.
Because of its beautiful grain, stability, and resistance to wear, it has been used for furniture for many years.
Tadashi Yokoyama, a former Morris craftsman who is also known for developing the Morris S Series, has a workshop in Nagano, where he makes guitars by himself.
Each guitar made with his high level of woodworking skills has its own character and warmth. The guitars feature a wide range of specifications and are made from rare woods that other manufacturers rarely use.
This is the AR-GBU from Yokoyama Guitars' most popular AR series.
The AR-GBU is a small-sized cutaway guitar with specifications based on the Morris S series, which is favored by many fingerpickers.
The side back of the bubinga is beautiful with a bright, light reddish color and shimmering, quilt-like wood grain.
The sound is hard and resilient like a Bubinga, and the tight sound with a sense of specific gravity, not lightness, is a perfect match for Yokoyama Guitars.
This is Obancor, a leguminous wood belonging to the same genus as Bubinga, Gibaultia.
Compared to rosewood and bubinga, which have a strong reddish color, obancol has a yellowish brownish color. The grain pattern is similar to rosewood.
The dark grain lines and the lighter, yellowish areas are bright and beautiful.
The sound quality is similar to rosewood, with a good tonal balance and a clear, contoured texture, but it is often slightly harder and brighter with a high backbone and less wet than rosewood. It is also known for its use in the Taylor 400 series, which is also known for the Taylor 414ce.
K.Yairi was established in 1965 as a made-in-Japan brand, and since the 1970s and even today, guitars made by a small group of handmade craftsmen have been supported by many players in every aspect, including precision, tone, and cost performance.
This is the "Shukugi" from K.Yairi's Cool Japan series, JAPONE, which is produced on an irregular basis. The distinctive top picture is painted by a technique called "wood burning," in which an electric pen is used to scorch the wood and create shades of gray. The obun call on the side back is a bright and beautiful one.
The unique sound with a sense of depth of boxy sound while playing atacky and bright is a combination of handmade K.Yairi, which specializes in woody and warm sound, and Obancor wood.
This wood belongs to the same legume family as rosewood, and is a species of the genus Macaecium, which is closely related to the genus Crassostrea.
It is also called "Bolivian Rosewood" and "Santos Rosewood" in addition to "Purplewood" and "Morado." It has been used as a side back material of acoustic guitars for a long time in the musical instrument industry, but it is becoming more popular as a substitute material for rosewood under the rosewood regulations. It has been used as a substitute for rosewood in the regulation of rosewood.
The color of the wood varies from individual pieces, but ranges from chocolate brown to slightly purplish, and is characterized by large, blurred stripes like those found on Indian Rose.
Morris is one of the most familiar makers of domestic forks in Japan.
The predecessor brand was founded in the 1960s, and in 1972 the brand name was changed to Morris.
Its technical capabilities and prices are still highly regarded by many players today and in the past,
It is said that Morris dispelled the image of "cheap or bad" that existed in Japanese products at that time around the end of the 70's.
Morris has long used a wide range of woods for side backs, including Hakaranda, Indian rosewood, mahogany, nato, maple, and chestnut. This is Morris' reasonably priced dreadnought model, M501, which is named Purplewood and uses Perferro for the side back.
The large, spreading grain of the board is dynamic and beautiful. The color is hard to see in the photo, but in person it is a bit more light and smooth with a hint of purple.
The wood grain is characterized by a light brown with bluish tints to a dark brownish grain with a chocolate-like color. It has a texture similar to alder.
It can range from heavy to light wood like mahogany, so the sound can vary greatly depending on the wood grain and the individual pieces.
Also known as "California Walnut," "Black Walnut," or "Claro Walnut," Claro Walnut has exotic grains such as curly, burl, and crotchet, and has long been a popular choice for furniture.
Gibson is a brand that is indispensable when talking about acoustic guitars, and has established itself as one of the top two brands with Martin.
Since the 1930s and 1940s, Gibson has set various standards in the history of acoustic guitars, including the use of mahogany side backs and ebony fingerboards, and the use of maple for side backs, which other manufacturers were not actively using at the time. Depending on the time period, rosewood-type woods are often used as the main material, and in recent years, due to the shortage of materials, not only traditional but also previously unused woods are being used.
This is a J-15, a round-shoulder type, starting with Gibson's traditional J-45.
Compared to the main regular models such as J-45 and J-50, this model has been developed in recent years as a reasonably priced model.
Unlike the main mahogany model, the side backs are made of walnut and the necks are made of maple.
This model has a pleasantly deep attack that is bright and snappy. You can experience the good rise of the walnut without being noisy.
With the recent restrictions on rosewood in general, there has been an increase in the use of rosewood in the market.
the spread of "post-rosewood" including these woods has been widely spreading,
As in the case of new hakaranda, it is not as a substitute material,
As was the case with new hakaranda, the appeal and value of the wood itself is increasingly being appreciated!
New and varied species of rosewood are emerging, even within other species,
The new species are slipping into the role that rosewood used to play,
The other species are also emerging with unique and attractive woods that are slipping into the roles that rosewood used to play,
Please keep an eye on them!