Rosewood is great for guitar necks, but there are other dark woods out there that are worth considering. One of the really good ones is Goncalo Alves.
Also known as “Zebrawood” or “Tigerwood,” the species that yield this wood go by such barely pronounceable Latin monikers as Astronium fraxinifolium and Astronium graveolens. But who cares about lineage, right? What we want to know is how does it feel and sound? Answer: Great and Great, which is what we want to hear when we consider the Goncalo Alves neck.
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