One of the most stable woods in the world(if not the most). Absolutely stunning under many finishes, almost as light as mahogany, works like a dream with hand and machine tools. Used in the creation of musical instruments, especially Violin tail pieces, pegs, fingerboards (baroque), inlays, lute staves, bridges and guitar backs/sides. Bends easily and turns on a lathe, like butter. Makes the best jack slides in a harpsichord because of its stability. That's what I'd use.... made a guitar for the guitarist of the Metropolitan Opera with it, rosewood as the secondary wood. Don't know why camera's aren't made of Swiss or European Pear. On the expensive side, but less than rosewood and ebony.