Purpleheart

(Peltogyne Spp.)

OTHER COMMON NAMES: Amaranth, Violetwood, Morado ( Venezuela)
Note: Although used mainly as veneers and body features, we have also used it as top and back sets and Neck Laminates in the past. Having similar properties to Morado (Pau Ferro) and Bubinga diminishes the need to use Purpleheart except for special requests.

Origin Central & South America
Avg. Weight (@ 6-8% moisture) 4.6 Lbs per Bd. Ft.
Weight Classification Heavy
Where Used on Smith Basses Veneers and Body Features
Tone Produced on Smith Basses Similar to Morado & Bubinga
Stock Availability Out of Stock
Avg. Age of Wood in Stock Discontinued