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Exceptional tonewoods for the discerning artisan

Peruvian Walnut - Acoustic Guitar Back and Side Sets

Peruvian Walnut (Juglans neotropicais) grows throughout South America, including Peru, Columbia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Argentina and a few areas of Mexico. It is sometimes referred to as South American Walnut. The heartwood is a dark chocolate brown color, often with interesting, broad, dark lines. Most sets will have some small, subtle gray mineral spots. It has a medium to coarse texture and good natural luster. It glues, stains, and finishes well. The Peruvian variety is slightly more dense than other walnuts, which may increase volume and/or projection.