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Rosewood
Rosewood is a rare exotic heavy dense wood that delivers a strong sharp tone.

It varies in color from shades of brown to red or chocolate to violet, and is irregularly streaked with black. The grain is typically straight, but occasionally wavy. Its texture is medium to rather coarse and the wood has large pores that are quite irregular in size and position. The surface is slightly oily or waxy in appearance, somewhat gritty to the touch, and very resistant to decay and insect attack.

When cut, rosewood releases a fragrant aroma similar to roses. The fragrance has also been reported when the wood is burned (but you are wise not to mention this aspect to your detractors). Rosewood has a distinctive taste, we are told—and we will just take their word for it.

Sink or Float?
None of the charts we found rated rosewood with a specific gravity greater than 1.0. This surprised us as rosewood is a very hard and dense wood. Over the years we tossed various pairs of Rosewood bones into a tub of water to see what happens. As we expected, the darker, denser pairs sunk. But the lighter color pairs floated. So some pairs will have a specific gravity greater than 1.0, but the specific gravity of other pairs will be less.

Figures below are approximate (but pretty darn close)
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Half-Round Rosewood Bones, narrow Half-Round Rosewood Bones, narrow

Half-round design, exotic wood...closeout price.

List Price $24.00 pair
Closeout Price: $11.99 pair
You save $12.01!
40 in stock!
Half-Round Rosewood Bones, regular Half-Round Rosewood Bones, regular

Half-round design, exotic wood...closeout price.

List Price $30.00 pair
Closeout Price: $14.99 pair
You save $15.01!
16 in stock!
Kenny Wolin Rosewood Bones Kenny Wolin Rosewood Bones

Handcrafted by the world's best bone player.

Only $24.97 pair
(Out of Stock)
Pea Patch Minstrel-style Rosewood Bones, narrow Pea Patch Minstrel-style Rosewood Bones, narrow

Traditional minstrel design, exotic wood...plain price.

Only $23.97 pair
24 in stock!
Pea Patch Minstrel-style Rosewood Bones, regular Pea Patch Minstrel-style Rosewood Bones, regular

Traditional minstrel design, exotic wood...plain price.

Only $29.97 pair
18 in stock!
Pea Patch Minstrel-style Rosewood Bones, wide Pea Patch Minstrel-style Rosewood Bones, wide

Traditional minstrel design, exotic wood...plain price.

Only $35.97 pair
24 in stock!
Pea Patch Flat Rosewood Bones Pea Patch Flat Rosewood Bones

Slim easy-grip "soft-tone" design fits comfortably between fingers. Nice quality bones...budget price.

Only $21.97 pair
3 in stock!
Percy Danforth Rosewood Bones Percy Danforth Rosewood Bones

Traditional minstrel style design.

Only $33.97 pair
(Out of Stock)
Tapered Rosewood Bones Tapered Rosewood Bones

Great for kids, and folks with small hands.

List Price: $21.90 pair
Only $17.97 pair
You save $3.93!
(Out of Stock)
Vintage Kid-size Minstrel Style Bones Vintage Kid-size Minstrel Style Bones, set of 3

Set of 3 Vintage Kid-size Minstrel Style Bones.

Only $89.97 matched set of 3
1 in stock!
Whamdiddle Unfinished Minstrel-style Rosewood Bones Whamdiddle Minstrel-style Rosewood Bones, Unfinished

Do-it-yourself Whamdiddle bones.

Only $29.97 pair
8 in stock!
Whamdiddle Rosewood Flat Bones Whamdiddle Flat Rosewood Bones

Handcrafted by master luthier with graduate degree in Physics.

Minstrel-style Rosewood Bones Whamdiddle Minstrel-style Rosewood Bones

Historically Accurate Reproduction Minstrel-style Bones.

Only $39.97 pair
(Out of Stock)
Whamdiddle Rosewood Bones Whamdiddle Rosewood Bones

Handcrafted by master luthier with graduate degree in Physics.

Whamdiddle Unfinished Rosewood Bones Whamdiddle Rosewood Bones, Unfinished

Do-it-yourself Whamdiddle bones.

Only $27.97 pair
7 in stock!
   
 
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