African Blackwood/Pau Preto

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General Information

Dalbergia melanoxylon

Africa

20-30 ft (6-9 m) tall, 

2-3 ft (.6-1.0 m) trunk diameter

Musical instruments

Inlay

Carving

Technical Information

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1270 (kg/m3) 

1.08, 1.27

16,320 N

213.6 MPa

17.95 GPa

72.9 MPa

Radial: 2.9%

Tangential: 4.8%

Volumetric: 7.7%

T/R Ratio: 1.7

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