“New slab” rosewood vs old, specifically color?

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  1. Dreamdancer

    Dreamdancer Senior Stratmaster

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    Rosewood looks never agreed with me although there are some Brazilian rosewood slabs that look awesome.Fiebings leather dye is a solution to make it at least jet black but lately i found out that if i finish it with something(either lacquer or superglue) to make it glossy and a bit polished it actually doesnt look half bad...
     
  2. dirocyn

    dirocyn Senior Stratmaster

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    No, totally different species. They're not even in the same order, botanically. It would be hard to mistake one for the other, if you were looking at living growing specimens. But they do both have very hard and somewhat dark colored wood.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terminalia_elliptica

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dalbergia_sissoo
     
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