Pink Ivory Bargain Box

Berchemia zeyheri

A fairly rare wood from Southern Africa ranging in color from light pink to watermelon red. At one time it was described as being "rarer than diamonds". It is very dense, hard and heavy and takes a very high polish. Beautiful for turnery, inlays and other precious items.

Our bargain boxes contain the mill ends and cut offs from producing the other products that are on our website. The pieces in this box may contain defects.

Net weight is 9 lbs.
Box size is 6 x 6 x 20".

Item Number: SP3158

$30.00
various sizes x x

African Blackwood Bargain Box

Dalbergia melanoxylon

The heartwood is purplish to brownish-black with dark gray streaks giving an overall impression of being black. Lustrous with an attractive inner chatoyance. Very hard, heavy, close-grained, and virtually free from pores. Its stability and lovely tonal qualities make it an excellent instrument wood.

Due to CITES regulations, we can only ship this species to customers in the United States.

Our bargain boxes contain the mill ends and cut offs from producing the other products that are on our website. The pieces in this box may contain defects.

Net weight is 13.75 lbs.
Box size is 6 x 6 x 20".

Item Number: SP3157

$35.00
various sizes x x

Ziricote Bargain Box

Cordia dodecandra

Ziricote is another timber we get from the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. It is a lovely wood with a very pronounced ray fleck on radial surfaces sometimes producing a "landscape" effect much like picture jasper.

Our bargain boxes contain the mill ends and cut offs from producing the other products that are on our website. The pieces in this box may contain defects.

Net weight is 13.5 lbs.
Box size is 6 x 6 x 20".

Item Number: SP3156

$30.00
various sizes x x

English Brown Oak

Quercus robur

This Oak grew on the grounds of Woburn Abbey in England. The tree was 6-7 feet in diameter and its age was estimated at 600 years plus. The log yielded almost 4,000 board feet of lumber. I had the Oak quartersawn so as to exhibit the beautiful rays or 'silver grain' inherent to this species. It also has a dark pigment tiger-striping that makes this Oak doubly gorgeous. We have boards 1", 1 1/2", 2", and 3" thick and up to 30" wide. We have just stickered this wood to air dry. These pieces are still green.

Surfaced one face. Riftsawn to quartersawn.

Item Number: W35806

$300.00
A 1 1/8-1 1/4 x 11 3/4 x 84"
$325.00
B 1 1/8-1 1/4 x 12-13 1/4 x 85"

African Mahogany

Khaya ivorensis

This crotch was custom sawn for us in Ghana. Some of these have extraordinary figure with a high level of chatoyance. In almost everyone the crotch figure has opened up and will need to be filled with a clear or colored epoxy resin, acrylic resin, or amalgam to give them a smooth surface but will be well worth the effort. Rare.

Item Number: W35805

$17.35
A 15/16 x 5 1/2 x 30 1/4"
$24.10
B 7/8 x 5 1/2 x 45"
$25.85
C 7/8 x 5 1/2 x 48 1/4"
$25.85
D 7/8 x 5 1/2 x 48 5/16"

African Blackwood

Dalbergia melanoxylon

The heartwood is purplish to brownish-black with dark gray streaks giving an overall impression of being black. Lustrous with an attractive inner chatoyance. Very hard, heavy, close-grained, and virtually free from pores. Its stability and lovely tonal qualities make it an excellent instrument wood.

Due to CITES regulations, we can only ship this species to customers in the United States.

Item Number: W35804

$99.50
2 x up to 9 1/2 x 25"

Figured Pearwood

Pyrus communis

Almost all Pearwood imported into the U.S.A. has been steamed to bring out a more pinkish-red color and to prevent drying stresses. Formerly the wood was used for carving, turning, drawing instruments, wood engravings, textile printing blocks, and tool handles. Stained black it is an excellent substitute for Ebony. Contemporary uses include woodwinds such as recorders, furniture, kitchen accessories, jewelry and other boxes, and architectural uses such as paneling and doors.

Item Number: W35803

$59.70
A 1 x 5 1/16 x 48 1/2"
$83.05
B 1 x 5 7/8-8 1/2 x 47 1/8"

Figured Bubinga

Guibourtia tessmannii

Called by some woodworkers African Rosewood, Bubinga is a deep, lustrous, brownish-red color with a fine, darker striping. The figure makes the wood doubly beautiful. It is very hard and heavy and takes a glassy, smooth finish. Kiln-dried. Due to CITES regulations, we can only ship this species to customers in the United States.

Due to CITES regulations, we can only ship this species to customers in the United States.

Item Number: W35802

$19.25
A 2 x 2 5/8 x 17 9/16"
$24.80
B 2 x 2 11/16 x 22 1/8"
$50.05
C 2 x 4 1/4 x 28 1/4"
$111.60
D 1 15/16 x 7 1/4 x 38 1/8"

Ribbon Stripe Figured Narra

Pterocarpus indicus

Also called New Guinea Rosewood. It is a beautiful, highly lustrous golden yellow color sometimes with reddish streaks. A nice turning wood it is also used in furniture, jewelry boxes, handles, etc. It is easy to work and glue and takes a nice polish.

Item Number: W35801

$39.45
A 1 1/16 x 5 1/2 x 32 6/16"
$52.70
B 1 1/8 x 6 3/16 x 36 5/16"
$53.60
C 7/8 x 6 1/8 x 48"

Santos Rosewood

Machaerium sp.

This wood has gained in popularity since the early 1990's when Brazilian Rosewood was designated an endangered species. Furniture manufacturers used it as a Brazilian Rosewood substitute but it stands on its own as an instrument tone wood.

Item Number: W35800

$30.50
A 3/4 x 4 11/16 x 27 3/4"
$30.35
B 3/4 x 4 5/16 x 30"

Guatemalan Rosewood

Dalbergia tucarensis

This Rosewood species has a reddish-brown to dark brown colored heartwood contrasting the almost white sapwood. The dust has a sweet odor. It is an excellent furniture/case works/jewelry box wood and even though it has a medium texture it does take a nice polish. We also offer it as a musical instrument wood (see guitar fingerboards and backs & sides elsewhere on the site). It has a very "crisp" tap tone with good sustain.

Due to CITES regulations, we can only ship this species to customers in the United States.

Item Number: W35799

$19.95
A 11/16 x 3 3/8 x 30 15/16"
$21.40
B 11/16 x 3 1/2 x 32"

Granadillo

Platymiscium pinnatum

This beautiful hardwood is oftentimes sold as a substitute for Cocobolo. It is a species of Platymiscium and as such is in the same family as the Rosewoods. It is hard and heavy, stable in service, and takes a gorgeous polish.

Item Number: W35798

$159.35
1 7/8 x 6 13/16 x 59 7/8"

Fishtail Oak

Euplassa pinnata

Similar to Brazilian Lacewood but a bit denser with a darker reddish-brown color. Beautiful, lustrous grain with big, silvery medullary rays on the quartersawn face.

Item Number: W35797

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$27.70
A 1 3/4 x 3 3/4 x 30 3/8"
$44.10
B 1 13/16 x 3 13/16 x 45 15/16"

Curly Hard Maple

Acer saccharum

The heartwood is white or cream to light brown or reddish brown. Because of the generally small size of available logs, most sawmills produce flatsawn boards which will show a broken curl on the surface and a fiddleback curl on the quartersawn edge. Hard and heavy, 45 lbs/cu ft. Easy to work and takes a smooth polish. U.S.A.

Item Number: W35796

$20.25
A 15/16 x 3 7/16 x 30 1/8"
$21.90
B 7/8 x 4 x 30"

American Holly Turning Squares

Ilex opaca

Holly is the whitest wood commercially available. Our stock was cut during the winter and quickly dried in a vacuum kiln to prevent discoloration. The result is very white wood without gray or bluish staining. The wood is fine-grained and is excellent for turnery, inlays, musical instrument edge bandings, etc. The grade is common and better which means that there can be some defects, mainly knots.

Item Number: W35795

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$5.30
A 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 6 3/4"
$7.50
B 2 x 2 x 5 3/8"
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$12.30
C 1 9/16 x 1 9/16 x 14 1/2"
$11.40
D 1 7/8 x 1 7/8 x 9 5/16"
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$14.25
E 2 x 2 x 10 1/4"

Zebrawood Turning Squares

Microberlinia brazzavillensis

This striped wood develops a beautiful golden patina as it ages.

Item Number: W35794

$10.20
A 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 13"
$14.10
B 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 18"
$17.10
C 1 9/16 x 1 9/16 x 20 1/8"
$25.75
D 1 3/4 x 1 3/4 x 30 1/4"
$25.75
E 1 3/4 x 1 3/4 x 30 1/4"

Tasmanian Tiger Myrtle Turning Squares

Nothofagus cunninghamii

Native to southern Australia and Tasmania. Yellowish-pink to reddish-pink in color, it is fine-grained, stable in service, and easy to work for both turnery and cabinetry. Takes a very nice, high finish.

Item Number: W35793

$21.25
A 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 10 7/8"
$26.25
B 2 5/8 x 2 5/8 x 12 3/16"
$26.25
C 2 5/8 x 2 5/8 x 12 3/16"
$26.40
D 2 5/8 x 2 5/8 x 12 1/4"

Chakte-viga Turning Squares

Guilandina sp.

Found in the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico and related to Pernambuco (Guilandina echinata). It is sought after for house posts in Mexico as it is said to be impervious to termites and other insect pests. It is a lovely light to dark orange color, is fairly hard and heavy, and is capable of taking a very high polish. Rare.

Item Number: W35792

$15.40
A 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 x 8 3/8"
$14.45
B 2 5/8 x 2 5/8 x 8 5/8"
$19.00
C 2 13/16 x 2 13/16 x 9 7/8"
$20.60
D 2 7/8 x 2 7/8 x 10 1/4"
$15.80
E 2 3/8 x 2 3/8 x 11 1/2"

Pau Rosa Turning Squares

Swartzia fistuloides

Hard & heavy & capable of a beautiful polish. Rare on the American market.

Item Number: W35791

$9.10
A 1 9/16 x 1 9/16 x 6 11/16"
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$11.25
B 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 9"
$11.60
C 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 9 1/4"
$14.10
D 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 11 1/4"
$16.45
E 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 13 1/8"
$16.90
F 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 13 1/2"
$20.00
G 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 16"
$23.00
H 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 18 3/8"

Pau Rosa Turning Squares

Swartzia fistuloides

Hard & heavy & capable of a beautiful polish. Rare on the American market.

Item Number: W35790

$20.45
A 1 3/4 x 1 3/4 x 12"
$16.00
B 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 x 5 11/16"
$15.00
C 2 x 2 x 6 3/4"
$19.00
D 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 x 6 3/4"
$21.65
E 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 x 7 11/16"
$25.70
F 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 x 9 1/8"

Pau Rosa Bundle & Boards

Swartzia fistuloides

Hard & heavy & capable of a beautiful polish. Rare on the American market.

A has 4 pieces.

Item Number: W35789

$12.00
A ea. pc. 1 x 1 1/2 x 5-9 7/8"
$13.15
B 1 x 2 5/8 x 9"
$18.60
C 1 1/4 x 1 13/16 x 14 3/4"
$29.20
D 7/8 x 3 7/8 x 15 1/2"

Figured Ceylon Satinwood

Chloroxylon swietenia

This wood is primarily from Sri Lanka and has been a valuable wood of commerce for several centuries. The wood has a look that begs it to be touched. When finely polished and finished Satinwood has a smooth, silky feel with a lustrous depth.

Item Number: W35788

$9.25
A 1 1/2 x 2 5/16 x 8 1/2"
$10.75
B 1 x 2 x 17 1/8"
$10.20
C 15/16 x 1 3/4 x 19 7/8"
$24.70
D 1 1/2 x 2 1/4 x 23 3/8"
$32.40
E 1 7/8 x 2 1/4 x 24 9/16"

Figured Imbuya Turning Squares

Phoebe porosa

A Brazilian wood with a pleasant spicy odor. It has a nice crisp texture and is used for furniture, accessories, jewelry boxes, etc. Imbuya is a species that can exhibit almost all the different types of figure, i.e. quilt, curl, burly, blister, Pomelle, and mottle. Sometimes we find two or three different figures in one board!

Item Number: W35787

$4.20
A 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 5 15/16"
$7.20
B 1 3/4 x 1 3/4 x 7 1/2"
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$9.85
C 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 14"
$12.70
D 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 18"
$12.70
E 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 18"
$12.70
F 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 18"
$12.70
G 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 18"
$12.70
H 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 18"

Bird's-eye Maple

Acer saccharum

The heartwood is white or cream to light brown or reddish brown. Figured somewhat like that of burl with many small eyes separate from each other. Hard and heavy, 45 lbs/cu ft. Easy to work and takes a smooth polish. U.S.A.

Item Number: IW32600

$63.95
A 1 13/16 x 6 x 24 3/16"
$20.65
B 9/16 x 5 x 30 3/16"
$35.25
C 7/8 x 5 3/8 x 30 13/16"

Bird's-eye Maple Turning Squares

Acer saccharum

The heartwood is white or cream to light brown or reddish brown. Figured somewhat like that of burl with many small eyes separate from each other. Hard and heavy, 45 lbs/cu ft. Easy to work and takes a smooth polish. U.S.A.

Item Number: W35786

$8.20
A 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 17 7/16"
$8.50
B 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 18 1/8"
$8.50
C 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 18 1/8"
Sold 78415cc43c7a69982a1814f365e95d5a45f14ac67e0a9295ae06c33f7249e6bb
$42.55
D 3 x 3 x 19 7/16"

Bird's-eye Maple Turning Squares

Acer saccharum

The heartwood is white or cream to light brown or reddish brown. Figured somewhat like that of burl with many small eyes separate from each other. Hard and heavy, 45 lbs/cu ft. Easy to work and takes a smooth polish. U.S.A.

Item Number: W35785

$7.85
A 1 3/4 x 1 3/4 x 12 1/4"
$7.85
B 1 3/4 x 1 3/4 x 12 1/4"
$7.85
C 1 3/4 x 1 3/4 x 12 1/4"
$7.05
D 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 15"
$7.05
E 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 15"
$7.05
F 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 15"

Brazilian Bloodwood

Brosimum paraense

Also called Satine, Cacique, and Cardinalwood. The heartwood is a rich strawberry red, in sharp contrast to the light colored sapwood. Takes a high, lustrous finish. Kiln-dried.

Item Number: W35784

$18.60
A 1 5/8 x 4 1/8 x 13 5/16"
$38.80
B 1 11/16 x 4 1/8 x 26 3/4"
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$40.20
C 1 5/8 x 3 1/4 x 36 1/2"

Brazilian Bloodwood Bundle & Turning Squares

Brosimum paraense

Also called Satine, Cacique, and Cardinalwood. The heartwood is a rich strawberry red, in sharp contrast to the light colored sapwood. Takes a high, lustrous finish. Kiln-dried.

A has 2 pieces.

Item Number: W35783

$8.00
A ea. pc. 1 1/2-1 3/4 x 1 1/2-1 3/4 x 5"
$6.55
B 1 3/4 x 1 3/4 x 10 1/4"
$7.45
C 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 15 7/8"
Sold 78415cc43c7a69982a1814f365e95d5a45f14ac67e0a9295ae06c33f7249e6bb
$7.40
D 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 15 3/4"
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$19.70
E 2 x 2 x 23 5/8"

Macassar Ebony

Diospyros celebica

A classically striped Ebony from Asia. Quartersawn.

Item Number: W35782

$54.00
A 1 7/16 x 2 1/2 x 25 7/16"
$75.30
B 1 1/2 x 2 11/16 x 31 5/8"
$64.60
C 1 3/8 x 2 3/8 x 33 1/2"

Macassar Ebony

Diospyros celebica

A classically striped Ebony from Asia. Quartersawn.

Item Number: W35781

$11.15
A 1 1/2 x 2 3/16 x 5 3/4"
$32.90
B 1 7/16 x 2 5/8 x 14 3/4"
$44.20
C 1 1/2 x 2 5/8 x 19"
$67.20
D 2 x 2 15/16 x 19 3/8"

Figured Castello Boxwood

Calycophyllum multiflorum

Castello Boxwood, though not a true Buxus species, still has a very fine texture and a lovely light canary yellow color. This is truly a dream wood to mill.It is an excellent turnery wood, capable of very fine detail. Also very popular for making scale timbers and other parts for model ships. Air-dried.

Item Number: W35780

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$59.00
A 2 1/16 x 3 13/16 x 24"
$57.50
B 2 x 3 13/16 x 24 1/8"
$59.20
C 2 x 3 3/4 x 25 1/4"
$66.15
D 2 x 3 5/8 x 29 3/16"
$70.60
E 2 x 3 13/16 x 29 5/8"
$69.00
F 1 15/16 x 3 13/16 x 29 7/8"
Sold 78415cc43c7a69982a1814f365e95d5a45f14ac67e0a9295ae06c33f7249e6bb
$68.85
G 2 x 3 5/8 x 30 3/8"

Fishtail Oak Bundle & Turning Squares

Euplassa pinnata

Similar to Brazilian Lacewood but a bit denser with a darker reddish-brown color. Beautiful, lustrous grain with big, silvery medullary rays on the quartersawn face.

A has 3 pieces.

Item Number: W35779

$10.00
A ea. pc. 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 3 7/16-7 1/2"
$5.20
B 1 3/8 x 1 3/8 x 9 7/8"
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$7.15
C 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 11 7/16"
$8.35
D 1 5/8 x 1 5/8 x 11 3/8"
$8.75
E 1 5/8 x 1 5/8 x 11 7/8"
$8.75
F 1 5/8 x 1 5/8 x 11 7/8"
$9.15
G 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 14 5/8"
$18.00
H 1 3/4 x 1 3/4 x 21 1/8"
$20.55
I 1 3/4 x 1 3/4 x 24 1/8"

Spanish Cedar Guitar Neck Blanks

Cedrela sp.

Also called Cigar Box Cedar because of its aromatic scent and its wide use in tobacco humidors. It resembles the wood of South American Mahogany to which it is related. Heartwood color varies from a light pinkish brown to reddish brown. It is fairly light in weight.

Due to CITES regulations, we can only ship this species to customers in the United States.

Item Number: IW32599

$75.00
3 x 4 1/8 x 29 7/8"

West African Ebony Ukulele Finger Boards

Diospyros crassiflora

Sometimes called Gabon or Gaboon, this Ebony is sometimes jet black but oftentimes has grayish streaks that mostly disappear when finished or after the made object has been put into service. This Ebony has a marked resistance to checking that is characteristic of some of the Indian and Asian species. It has a wonderful texture and is easily carved, planed, turned, and milled. It is fairly fine-grained and takes a high polish. This Ebony usually originates in either Cameroon or Nigeria and the logs are rough hewn in the forest and oftentimes brought to the nearest road by human porters. With the disappearance of other species of black Ebony this species is fast becoming the Ebony of choice.

Item Number: IW32598

$25.00
A 3/8 x 2 1/16 x 15 1/4"
$25.00
B 3/8 x 2 1/16 x 15 1/4"
$25.00
C 3/8 x 2 1/16 x 15 1/4"
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$25.00
D 3/8 x 2 1/16 x 15 1/4"
$30.00
E 3/8 x 2 x 19 7/8"
$30.00
F 3/8 x 2 x 19 7/8"
$30.00
G 3/8 x 2 x 19 7/8"
$30.00
H 3/8 x 2 x 19 7/8"

Amazon Rosewood Guitar Finger Boards

Dalbergia spruceana

This is a fairly rare species from the Amazon region of Brazil. The heartwood varies from a golden-brown to a reddish-brown often with narrow, dark stripes. It is hard and heavy, but easy to work, and takes a high polish.

Due to CITES regulations, we can only ship this species to customers in the United States.

Item Number: IW32597

$30.00
A 5/16-3/8 x 2 3/8 x 20 1/8"
$30.00
B 5/16-3/8 x 2 3/8 x 20 1/8"
$35.00
C 5/16-3/8 x 2 3/4 x 20 3/16"
$35.00
D 5/16-3/8 x 2 3/4 x 20 3/16"

Spanish Cedar Guitar Neck Blanks

Cedrela sp.

Also called Cigar Box Cedar because of its aromatic scent and its wide use in tobacco humidors. It resembles the wood of South American Mahogany to which it is related. Heartwood color varies from a light pinkish brown to reddish brown. It is fairly light in weight.

Due to CITES regulations, we can only ship this species to customers in the United States.

Item Number: IW32596

$90.00
A 4 3/16 x 4 5/16 x 29 3/4"
$90.00
B 4 1/8 x 4 5/16 x 29 9/16"
$90.00
C 4 1/4 x 4 3/8 x 29 3/4"

East Indian Rosewood Instrument Billet

Dalbergia latifolia

One of the classic Rosewoods, traditionally used for furniture, turnery, jewelry boxes and furniture accessories. Richly colored and capable of a fine finish, it is dimensionally stable in service.

Due to CITES regulations, we can only ship this species to customers in the United States.

Item Number: IW32595

$55.00
13/16 x 7 3/16 x 20"

East Indian Rosewood Slip-matched Carve Top Guitar Set

Dalbergia latifolia

One of the classic Rosewoods, traditionally used for furniture, turnery, jewelry boxes and furniture accessories. Richly colored and capable of a fine finish, it is dimensionally stable in service.

Due to CITES regulations, we can only ship this species to customers in the United States.

Item Number: IW32594

Sold 78415cc43c7a69982a1814f365e95d5a45f14ac67e0a9295ae06c33f7249e6bb
$115.00
A ea. pc. 13/16 x 6 5/8 x 19 5/8"
$115.00
B ea. pc. 13/16 x 6 15/16 x 19 5/8"

Amazon Rosewood Acoustic Guitar 3 piece Back & Sides Set

Dalbergia spruceana

This is a fairly rare species from the Amazon region of Brazil. The heartwood varies from a golden-brown to a reddish-brown often with narrow, dark stripes. It is hard and heavy, but easy to work, and takes a high polish.

Due to CITES regulations, we can only ship this species to customers in the United States.

Item Number: IW32592

$265.00
Backs 1/8-3/16 x 6 1/8-6 3/4 x 22 9/16"
Sides 1/8-3/16 x 5 9/16 x 35 5/8"

Figured European Pearwood Acoustic Guitar Back & Sides Set

Pyrus communis

Almost all Pearwood imported into the U.S.A. has been steamed to bring out a more pinkish-red color and to prevent drying stresses. Formerly the wood was used for carving, turning, drawing instruments, wood engravings, textile printing blocks, and tool handles. Stained black it is an excellent substitute for Ebony. Contemporary uses include woodwinds such as recorders, furniture, kitchen accessories, jewelry and other boxes, and architectural uses such as paneling and doors.

Item Number: IW32591

$175.00
Backs 3/16 x 9 x 22 7/16"
Sides 3/16 x 5 x 36"

Figured European Pearwood Acoustic Guitar Back & Sides Set

Pyrus communis

Almost all Pearwood imported into the U.S.A. has been steamed to bring out a more pinkish-red color and to prevent drying stresses. Formerly the wood was used for carving, turning, drawing instruments, wood engravings, textile printing blocks, and tool handles. Stained black it is an excellent substitute for Ebony. Contemporary uses include woodwinds such as recorders, furniture, kitchen accessories, jewelry and other boxes, and architectural uses such as paneling and doors.

Item Number: IW32590

$175.00
Backs 3/16 x 9 x 22 7/16"
Sides 3/16 x 5 x 36 1/4"

Figured European Pearwood Acoustic Guitar Back & Sides Set

Pyrus communis

Almost all Pearwood imported into the U.S.A. has been steamed to bring out a more pinkish-red color and to prevent drying stresses. Formerly the wood was used for carving, turning, drawing instruments, wood engravings, textile printing blocks, and tool handles. Stained black it is an excellent substitute for Ebony. Contemporary uses include woodwinds such as recorders, furniture, kitchen accessories, jewelry and other boxes, and architectural uses such as paneling and doors.

Item Number: IW32589

$175.00
Backs 3/16 x 9 x 22 7/16"
Sides 3/16 x 5 x 36 1/4"

Figured European Pearwood Acoustic Guitar Back & Sides Set

Pyrus communis

Almost all Pearwood imported into the U.S.A. has been steamed to bring out a more pinkish-red color and to prevent drying stresses. Formerly the wood was used for carving, turning, drawing instruments, wood engravings, textile printing blocks, and tool handles. Stained black it is an excellent substitute for Ebony. Contemporary uses include woodwinds such as recorders, furniture, kitchen accessories, jewelry and other boxes, and architectural uses such as paneling and doors.

Item Number: IW32588

$175.00
Backs 3/16 x 9 x 22 7/16"
Sides 3/16 x 5 x 36"

White Limba 3 piece Solid Body Guitar Blank

Terminalia superba

Also known in the guitar trade as Korina. This is a fairly lightweight, light-colored wood from West Africa with excellent tonal qualities. Occasional logs have a dark colored heart which produces what we call Black Limba.

Item Number: IW32587

$80.00
1 7/8 x 14 9/16 x 20 5/8"

Alder 3 piece Solid Body Guitar Blank

Alnus rubra

Hand-picked and color and grain matched. Kiln-dried.

Item Number: IW32586

$80.00
2 x 14 x 20 15/16"

Alder 2 piece Solid Body Guitar Blank

Alnus rubra

Hand-picked and color and grain matched. Kiln-dried.

Item Number: IW32585

$85.00
1 7/8 x 13 1/4 x 20 1/2"

Alder 2 piece Solid Body Guitar Blanks

Alnus rubra

Hand-picked and color and grain matched. Kiln-dried.

Item Number: IW32584

$85.00
A 1 13/16 x 13 3/8 x 20 9/16"
$85.00
B 1 7/8 x 13 1/4 x 19 15/16"

Figured Bubinga Acoustic Guitar Back & Sides Set Billets

Guibourtia tessmannii

Called by some woodworkers African Rosewood, Bubinga is a deep, lustrous, brownish-red color with a fine, darker striping. The figure makes the wood doubly beautiful. It is very hard and heavy and takes a glassy, smooth finish. Kiln-dried. Due to CITES regulations, we can only ship this species to customers in the United States.

Due to CITES regulations, we can only ship this species to customers in the United States.

Quartersawn.

Item Number: IW32583

$285.00
A Back 2 x 9 1/16 x 22 1/2"
Side 2 x 5 1/8 x 32 15/16"
$285.00
B Back 2 x 9 1/16 x 22 5/8"
Side 2 x 5 1/8 x 34 3/16"

Balsa

Ochroma lagopus

This is one of the lightest density commercial wood at 8-12 lbs per cubic foot. Most Balsa comes from Ecuador and at the age of 6 years may be 50-60 feet high with a diameter of 24-30 inches. It is usually harvested at around 7 years of age. Used for novelties, model airplanes, floats, surfboards, break-away furniture and interior filler for certain electric guitars. And remember that Thor Heyerdahl's raft Kon-Tiki was made from Balsa logs and carried him 5000 miles from South American to the Tuamotu Islands.

These lumber pieces have not been cleaned up so there might be some minor defects or "dings". Kiln-dried.

Item Number: W35778

$35.85
A 1 9/16 x 4 1/8 x 72 3/4"
$31.55
B 1 3/8 x 4 1/8 x 72 3/4"
$35.90
C 1 9/16 x 4 1/8 x 72 7/8"
$51.60
D 2 1/4 x 4 1/8 x 72 3/4"
$50.00
E 2 3/16 x 4 1/8 x 72 1/2"
$48.55
F 2 1/8 x 4 1/8 x 72 1/2"

West African Ebony

Diospyros crassiflora

Sometimes called Gabon or Gaboon, this Ebony is sometimes jet black but oftentimes has grayish streaks that mostly disappear when finished or after the made object has been put into service. This Ebony has a marked resistance to checking that is characteristic of some of the Indian and Asian species. It has a wonderful texture and is easily carved, planed, turned, and milled. It is fairly fine-grained and takes a high polish. This Ebony usually originates in either Cameroon or Nigeria and the logs are rough hewn in the forest and oftentimes brought to the nearest road by human porters. With the disappearance of other species of black Ebony this species is fast becoming the Ebony of choice.

Item Number: W35777

$125.00
A 1 1/4 x 3 3/4 x 32"
$158.20
B 1 3/8 x 3 7/8 x 35 5/8"
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$131.25
C 1 1/4 x 3 1/2 x 36"