(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.

OriginCentral & South America
Avg. Weight (@ 6-8% moisture)4.6 Lbs per Bd. Ft.
Weight ClassificationHeavy
Where Used on Smith BassesVeneers and Body Features
Tone Produced on Smith BassesSimilar to Morado & Bubinga
Stock AvailabilityOut of Stock
Avg. Age of Wood in StockDiscontinued