Quena: Palo Rosa Body Guayacan Mouthpiece. In G
- Lacquered outside and inside to protect instrument.
- Professional tuning using Tune!It software.
- Internal diameter measured at the top is approximately 0.67 to 0.71 inches.
- Key: G
- 440 Hz.
- Finger holes are big to augment sonority of quena.
Body: Made of Palo Rosa, Peroba Rosa (Aspidosperma polyneuron), Common Name(s): Peroba Rosa
Scientific Name: Aspidosperma polyneuron (syn. A. dugandii, A. peroba)
Distribution: Brazil and Argentina
Color/Appearance: Heartwood color ranges from yellow to pinkish red, sometimes with darker streaks of purple or brown. Gray to yellow sapwood not sharply demarcated from heartwood. Color tends to darken with age.
Grain/Texture: Grain is generally straight to slightly irregular or interlocked. Texture is fine and uniform.
Rot Resistance: Rated as durable regarding decay resistance.
Comments: Reported to have excellent acoustic properties.
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.