Southeast Asian Rosewood

Southeast Asian Rosewood (Dalbergia oliveri) grows in the southeast of Asia, particularly Burma.

It is an attractive wood with a salmon- to rust-colored background with black lines, although they are rarely spidery like Brazilian rosewood. It is a true rosewood and exhibits many of the mechanical and tonal characteristics of Brazilian rosewood, Cocobolo, and Ziricote. It is a little easier to work and costs less than these rosewoods.