Honduran rosewood is a true rosewood from the Dalbergia genus. Heartwood color can range from a deep brownish-purple to a light-brown. Most common is a brownish-mauve color. Honduran rosewood can be somewhat difficult to machine, and tends to ride over jointer blades, and has a moderate blunting effect on cutting edges. Because of its high oil content, gluing can be problematic, and the wood’s color can bleed into surrounding wood when applying a finish. Honduran rosewood turns well. It is known for its acoustic properties, possessing an excellent tap-tone, making it well-suited for acoustic guitars, xylophone keys, and other acoustic musical instruments. 2" x 2" x 12" Spindle Turning Blank.