GUITAR WOODS: PURPLE HEART
Purple Heart (Peltogyne spp) grows between Mexico and Brazil.
The tree reaches a maximum height of 38 to 45 mt with a diameter of approx. 0.6 to 1.2mt.
Weight is approximately 860kg/mt3.
Purple heart is a very stiff and stable wood, especially in the internal part of the tree, and it's even grain makes
it suitable for neck laminations on
neck through body
basses and occasionally for bass top plates.
Just cut, it's kind of brownish, while after a few days, after oxidation takes place, it changes into a wonderful red/violet colour.