Granadillo has botanical name as Platymiscum yucatanum, its habitat: Mexico & Central America
Granadillo shows colours spectrum from violet to dark red to brown with frequent streaking and pronounced figure. It is very hard, and dense with a tight grain and a fine texture.
Granadillo has been very popular with a number of instrument makers, like Gipson guitars in USA . Its density, hardness and stability exceeds the quality expectation of Brazilian Cherry known as Jatoba. Sonically, it’s comparable to Indian rosewood, but it’s harder and denser.

Granadillo fingerboard on electric upright bass, baby bass makes a beautiful statement to the instrument


About the author