Granadillo is an exotic wood full of character. Consisting mostly of red to warm brown coloring and black undertones with a shimmering tan. The sapwood is ivory in color in sharp contrast to the warm tones of the heart wood. In its native South America, Granadillo is known as “the wood that sings” due to its ringing tap tone and is often used to make percussion instruments like the marimba and the xylophone.
Similar to Cocobolo, another name for Granadillo is Mexican Rosewood, though Granadillo is easier to work and glues much more readily. It is dense and straight with a closed grain structure. Although not a true Rosewood, it is commonly used by many as such.