Professional Quena Maclura and Makassar Ebony In G by Angel Sampedro
- Lacquered outside and inside to protect instrument.
- Professional tuning using Tune!It software.
- Internal diameter measured at the top is approximately 0.71 inches.
- Thick walls
- Key: G
- 440 Hz.
- Finger holes are big to augment sonority of quena.
- Item will arrive in 5 weeks
Body: Maclura (Argentine Osage Orange)
Color/Appearance: Heartwood is golden to bright yellow, which almost certainly ages to a darker medium brown with time: primarily due to exposure to UV light. See the article Preventing Color Changes in Exotic Woods for more details. A Guatemalan variant exists which is sometimes called “Guatemalan Tigerwood” or “Mora” (not to be confused with Mora excelsa, which also goes by the common name of Mora) which is light to medium reddish brown, with streaks of lighter and darker material.
Rot Resistance: Argentine Osage Orange is very durable and has good weathering characteristics; it is also resistant to termites.
Workability: Working this wood can be difficult due to its hardness and density, though it is reported to have little dulling effect on cutting edges. It turns well, and also takes stains, glues and finishes well.
Angel Sampedro del Rio lives in Argentina and has been making bamboo instruments since 1985. Angel has been a member and secretary of the Argentine Association of Instrument Makers and has won numerous awards. Throughout his career he has participated in a number of expos and has written articles and collaborated in acoustic instrument research.