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Keith Stephens

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#1 posted 03-25-2012 07:07 PM

Joey, like you I have fetish for rosewood. I love the stuff…the smell, the colors, the silky feel.

As you will see, I am a bit of a purest about what is a rosewood. All true rosewoods are in the Dalbergia genus. Marketing gurus have attached the rosewood name to other woods just to make them more desireable. Bolivian Rosewood(Morado), Carribean Rosewood(Chechen), African Rosewood(Bubinga) are good exomples. These are all great woods but the are not rosewoods.

HERE is a blog about rosewood and attached is an article by Dick Boak, Manager of the Wood Products Division of C. F. Martin & Co. Check it out.

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