Honduran Rosewood

Honduras Rosewood (Dalbergia stevensonii) grows primarily in Belize (formerly British Honduras), but some sources report that it also grows in adjacent countries of Central America. Color varies from pinkish to purple-brown with alternating light and dark areas that give it a very attractive figure.

Honduras rosewood has a very musical tap-tone, making a prized wood for xylophones and marimbas. Guitars made with Honduras rosewood sound similar to other rosewood guitars with a slightly crisper ring and brighter sound.