Tonewoods possess acoustic properties that lend them for use in woodwind or stringed instruments. Tropical hardwoods are frequently used for the backs, sides, fretboards, and necks of guitars as well as components of other stringed instruments. Click on the links to listen to how they sound.
- Spanish Cedar (Cedrela adorata)
- Santa Maria (Callophylum brasilensis)
- Hormigo (Platymiscum spp)
- Monkey Pod/Rain Tree (Samanea saman)
- Tigerwood (Astronium graveolens)
- Nargusta (Terminalia amazonia)
- Chechen (Metopium brownei)
- Katalox (Swartzia cubensis)
- Ziricote (Cordia dodecandra)
- Bocote (Cordia alliodora)
- Mango Wood (Mangifera indica)
Click on arrows in the header row to sort species by name and density. Information sheets are available by clicking on the individual species.