Grading of Backs & Sides

A GRADE : 40% or less of our shipments will fall into this highest category of this grading quality .’A’ grade backs and sides are Quarter sawn pieces withstraighter and tighter grains, very good matches of grain and great color which has high contrasting darker and brighter colors. In this grade classification, there are rarely very small solid knots or none.

B GRADE : This is a good grade of wood. The majority of the wood, we receive falls into this grade and is good quality. The sets are quarter sawn, with good matches of backs to sides. These sets vary from the premium grade in that they are either slighting less intense in color, or have more medium/wider grain, or the grain is slightly curved. An occasional knot or mineral streak or minor water or end stains are expected in this grade.

C GRADE : This grade is good wood structurally and tonally, But varies enough cosmetically not to make it to the best or good Grades. These are quarter sawn and the grain could be wider or the color is lighter/less intense. It is normal to expect knots or mineral streaks. Thus these sets usually exhibit one or more of these factors to be classify from ‘A’ and ‘B’ grades .We have sold this grade to some factories or more production oriented small shops, so it is quite useable-especially considering the lower cost over Premium and First Grades. Most buyers have responded that they prefer to order this Grade because they prefer a ‘wide stripy’ look. Small minerals, Uneven stripes, round shapes with wide stripes, light colors, flash knots and few pin holes are a few characteristics of this grade classification.

Rosewood timber is a naturally grown and has unique characteristics of varied stripes, the colors, grains etc. and it is uniquely different from log to log. Some logs will have tight closed grains, and some may have wide grains, the color could also vary from hues of yellow to dark purple or a bright tone of rose pink. It would be marvel to state that no log is same or similar to another even if they have grown beside each other.

Manufacturing process of Rosewood Veneers

The process consists of tendering the flitches in VATS having heated water by Steam. The Tendered Flitches are mounted on the Slicer which makes Veneers to be dried in a steam Operated Drier.Thereafter it is trimmed,inspected,wrapped in polythene sheets and then packed in wooden crates.


  • Our purchase and procurement of highest grade of Rosewood round logs is directly from the Government timber depots of the Southern Indian States of Karnataka & Kerala. This is where the best Indian Rosewood is grown.

  • On the purchase of whole logs through the Government Forest Depots, we manufacture high export quality Veneers and the process of manufacture is slicing the logs various thicknesses ranging from 0.17mm, 0.20mm, 0.50 mm, 0.55 mm, 0.60 mm and upto 1 mm. All our machinery for Veneer manufacture is from Japan and Germany. Our quality guarantee assures great and smooth finish with even thickness and no manufacturing defects like blade marks. Owing to this quality guarantee, we have satisfied buyers since 1960s.

Our facility has one of the largest available stocks of Rosewood Veneers available in India and all of our Veneers manufactured is for exports only. Our loyal clientele are from Japan, Europe and USA and most of our buyers have done business with us for 3 generations.

The residual timber we have after the manufacture of Veneers is used to make musical instrument parts like Guitar Backs & Sides, Finger Boards, Neck Plates, Head plates etc. We also manufacture Paraquet timber floorings, knife handle blanks and permissible sawn sizes for export.

Our business goodwill and reputation is built on the high quality we deliver.

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