Klarinet Archive - Posting 000144.txt from 1994/09
From: Cary Karp <karp@-----.SE>
Subj: Re: Other woods / (SA Rosewood is rare, Indian is not)
Date: Wed, 21 Sep 1994 07:48:57 -0400
> > Indian rosewood is pretty easy to come by. Its grown on plantations
> > (I've been told that they alternate rows of tea & rosewood) and is
> > a renewable resource. It isn't as pretty, but mechanically it is
> > comparable.
> Indian rosewood may be "comparable mechanically", but it is very porous
> and much less dense than Brazilian, so I would suppose that the acoustic
> properties of these two woods might be very different.
The two rosewoods do not have the same working properties as far as
woodind production is concerned. Nonetheless, I strongly doubt that anyone
would be able to hear the difference between them.
As has been suggested, anyone seriously interested in the wood discussion
might well want to fetch the archive files containing the last similar
discussion on this list.