Tigerwood (aka Goncalo Alves), Astronium Fraxinifolium
Tigerwood, aka Goncalo Alves, is reddish-brown in color, richly mottled and with dark brown streaks and spots similar to Rosewood. Grain is irregular, and interlocked with alternating layers of hard and soft wood. Texture is medium.
Sound and Feel:
Direct, transparent, bright and warm sound. Provides a faster, more precise attack than regular picks. Finished with Danish Oil, which dampens usually more present highs from the woods slightly, so the sound is slightly closer to usual picks than totally untreated wood or the open-pore finished picks.
Similar to a 1.00mm pick, which is considered a heavy gauge pick. At this thickness it's ideal for flatpicking, soloing, and strumming.