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Exceptional tonewoods for the discerning artisan

Rengas Tiger - Acoustic Guitar Back and Side Sets

Rengas Tiger (Melanorrhea usitata) is commonly referred to as Borneo Rosewood, however, it is not a true dalbergia. The wood originates in the Indo-Malaysian region of Southeast Asia. The heartwood ranges in color from a warm orange to deep red with dark streaks sometimes showing striped figure. The grain is straight or slightly interlocked with a fine to medium texture. The sapwood of Rengas Tiger has been known to cause allergic reactions so caution should be used if sapwood is present. Tonally similar to California Myrtle.