An exceptional matched pair

I just received a truly outstanding pair of Madagascar rosewood sets. They have it all: quartersawn (lots of silk showing here and there), glassy taptone, ink lines, spider-webbing, striking curtain-effect sapwood.

As fabulous as this wood is, these might be the last I ever buy considering the horrendous environmental situation in Madagascar.

2 thoughts on “An exceptional matched pair

  1. They’re certainly beautiful, and a long way from the slab-sawn sets I commonly see for sale. I think you’re right to question whether we should continue to perpetuate the disaster that is Madagascar’s forest “management” practices, small as the lutherie community’s contribution may be.

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