Granadillo is a strikingly beautiful exotic hardwood with reddish-brown heartwood interspersed with darker streaks and undertones of orange and violet. The creamy-white sapwood complements the darker heartwood nicely. Granadillo is hard and dense, has a fine texture, and a bright, ringing tone that has made it popular for musical instruments, especially marimba and xylophone bones. It is also sought after as a substitute for cocobolo and Honduras rosewood, since unlike those woods, it is hypo-allergenic.Technical Details:
- Granadillo (Macacauba): Platymiscium yucatanum.
- Native to: Central and South America.
- Hardness: Granadillo is very hard; more than twice as hard as white oak.
- Grain/Texture: Fine to medium texture. Natural luster.
- Rot Resistance: Very rot-resistant. Also resistant to insect attacks.
- Workability: Machines well with sharp tools.
- Odor: Slight.