Whenever you buy any musical instrument like guitar or piano, you might be very careful about sizes, shapes, colours of them. But have you ever thought about the material they use to make those instruments? There are many types of woods like Hard Maple or Mahogany which are used to make a musical instrument long lasting. Well, in this article you will get to why you should choose Brazilian wood to make your piano.
- Brazilian Wood in a nutshell:
Common Name: Brazilian Rosewood
Scientific Name: Dalbergia Nigra
Length: 30-40 Metre
Radius: 3-4 Metre
Use: Mostly for musical instruments like acoustic guitars or piano
Most Brazilian woods have dark chocolate or dark- brown hue in them. Some are red-brown also. If you are lucky enough and have a penchant for colors, you may find light purplish or light yellowish rosewood also. These woods have a beautiful rose-like scent which will give you a royal feeling. Usually, you will discover medium-sized open pores in them.
If you are not lucky enough to find Brazilian Rosewood, then you can opt for Mahogany which is known as Cuban Mahogany. It is very well known and is a right kind of Brazilian woods. It has the same strength, ability and solidity like Brazilian Rosewood.
Here are some of the benefits of Brazilian wood if you want to make piano:
Easy to work with:
The best quality of any Brazilian wood is it is easy to work with. You can quickly cut it with machines or even hand-made tools. You will find that the edges are not sharp like other woods. It will get a good finishing immediately after cutting. The moulding ability is also outstanding.
Brazilian woods contain natural oil in them. So it is water resistant naturally. Also, it has excellent resistance to insect attack. But we cannot assure about how much weight you put over it, jokes apart. Once you take it in your home, we can guarantee that not only you but also your great grand-children will also be able to play with your piano.
It is mostly available in the western countries. But don’t worry. It is still a ‘Non-endangered Species’. If you are living in the east part of the world, go for a shipment process. It might cost you some extra dollars though. Nonetheless, it is the best option for your piano.
The price is reasonable for its quality. For some customers, It can be a little expensive. But it is worth it because you will have so many advantages with it. If you are lucky enough you can get a good sale in offseasons. So keep your eyes and ears open if you are planning to buy wood for your piano.
Having said all of that, you need to be careful about something. As it has natural oil in it, you have to be extra cautious when you apply glue to it. It might be a little tight for the oil in it. Though there is not found any severe allergic infection with this, still you must be careful while taking it home. If you are allergic with woods or with the smell of woods, you might experience eye and skin irritation. There are thousands of sprays and powders for woods available in the stores. Apply on the woods before you use it. You can also apply cream over your skin and use some eye drops to avoid irritation caused by forests.