Brazilian Rosewood Back and Side Sets

Brazilian rosewood (dalbergia nigra) was Martin's preferred rosewood until 1969, at which time they began to use East Indian Rosewood to make Style 21 and higher guitars. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) listed Brazilian rosewood as an endangered species in 1992. Today, this rosewood is generally only available (in the U.S.) as salvage wood, stump wood, or from someone who obtained the wood before 1992. We obtained these sets between 2004 and 2010, a time period when vendors did not provide documentation on the origin of the wood. See several fine Brazilian rosewood sets available for purchase here


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