African Blackwood Guitar Bridge Blanks

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: IW35442

$10.00
A 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 8"
$10.00
B 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 8"
$10.00
C 1/2 x 1 9/16 x 8 1/8"
$10.00
D 1/2 x 1 3/4 x 8 1/16"
$10.00
E 1/2 x 2 x 8 1/8"

Macassar Ebony Guitar Peghead Veneers

Diospyros celebica

A classically striped Ebony from Asia. Quartersawn.

Item Number: IW35441

$15.00
A 1/8-3/16 x 3 11/16 x 10"
$15.00
B 1/8-3/16 x 3 11/16 x 10"
$15.00
C 1/8-3/16 x 3 11/16 x 10"
$15.00
D 1/8-3/16 x 3 11/16 x 10"

Amboyna Burl

Pterocarpus indicus

One of the world's most rare and beautiful burls. A light to deep reddish-orange, sometimes with darker lines, and with a lovely, spicy scent, there is hardly an area not highly figured with bird's-eyes. Hard & heavy and capable of taking a fine polish.

Item Number: W40088

$390.00
A 2 x up to 7 5/8 x 15 1/2"
$559.00
B 3 x up to 7 1/4 x 16"

Camphor Burl

Cinnamomum sp.

This rare burl is from S.E. Asia and is seldom seen on the world market. It is fine-grained and varies in color from a light reddish-brown to almost scarlet. It is easy to work and has a very pungent, spicy scent. For a burl it is remarkably stable. Green to partially air dried.

Item Number: W40086

$67.30
A 2 1/16 x 5 1/4 x 22 3/8"
$57.85
B 1 11/16 x 5 7/16 x 22 11/16"
$68.00
C 2 x 5 7/16 x 22 1/2"
$57.70
D 1 11/16 x 5 7/16 x 22 5/8"

Figured Claro Walnut

Juglans hindsii

A tree found in Southern Oregon and Northern California with the best material coming from the San Joaquin Valley. Lighter in color than Eastern Black Walnut (Juglans regia) it is often found with curly and quilted figure. Burly stumps are also a valuable source of wood for veneers, gunstocks, and wood turning blanks.

Item Number: W40085

$18.00
A 2 9/16 x 2 9/16 x 7 7/8"
$15.65
B 2 x 2 3/4 x 8 3/16"
$19.55
C 2 1/8 x 2 1/8 x 12 7/16"
$27.40
D 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 12 5/8"
$22.35
E 2 1/8 x 2 1/8 x 14 1/4"
$35.25
F 2 3/8 x 3 3/16 x 16 3/4"

African Blackwood Turning Squares

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: W40084

$6.85
A 1 1/4 x 1 1/4 x 6 5/16"
$8.15
B 1 1/4 x 1 1/4 x 7 1/2"
$9.40
C 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 6"
$8.70
D 1 3/8 x 1 3/8 x 6 5/8"
$21.50
E 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 13 3/4"
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$23.75
F 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 15 3/16"
Sold 78415cc43c7a69982a1814f365e95d5a45f14ac67e0a9295ae06c33f7249e6bb
$36.95
G 1 5/8 x 1 5/8 x 20 1/8"

Masur Birch Book-matched Set

Betula alba

Also called Alpine Burl or Karelian Burl after the Finnish province of Karelia where it is often found. The high figure found in this wood is caused when the tree heals the damage done by an invasive boring beetle. The beetle infestation leaves the trees stunted and sometimes deformed but produces wood with small twists and swirls that highlight the darker, burly figure. Rare.

Item Number: W40082

$177.00
ea. pc. 1 x 4 3/4-6 1/4 x 20 1/4"

Masur Birch Turning Squares

Betula alba

Also called Alpine Burl or Karelian Burl after the Finnish province of Karelia where it is often found. The high figure found in this wood is caused when the tree heals the damage done by an invasive boring beetle. The beetle infestation leaves the trees stunted and sometimes deformed but produces wood with small twists and swirls that highlight the darker, burly figure. Rare.

Item Number: W40080

$32.70
A 1 3/4 x 1 3/4 x 15 3/8"
$43.10
B 2 x 2 x 15 1/2"
$45.10
C 2 1/16 x 2 1/16 x 15 1/4"
$43.10
D 2 x 2 x 15 1/2"
$55.05
E 2 1/16 x 2 1/16 x 18 5/8"
$53.15
F 2 x 2 x 19 1/8"

Masur Birch Turning Squares

Betula alba

Also called Alpine Burl or Karelian Burl after the Finnish province of Karelia where it is often found. The high figure found in this wood is caused when the tree heals the damage done by an invasive boring beetle. The beetle infestation leaves the trees stunted and sometimes deformed but produces wood with small twists and swirls that highlight the darker, burly figure. Rare.

Item Number: W40079

$6.05
A 1 1/16 x 1 1/16 x 7 11/16"
$14.20
B 1 7/16 x 1 7/16 x 9 7/8"
$16.65
C 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 10 5/8"
Sold 78415cc43c7a69982a1814f365e95d5a45f14ac67e0a9295ae06c33f7249e6bb
$24.05
D 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 15 3/8"
$45.00
E 1 9/16 x 1 9/16 x 18 3/16"
$50.00
F 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 17 3/4"

Camphor Burl Instrument Billets

Cinnamomum sp.

This rare burl is from S.E. Asia and is seldom seen on the world market. It is fine-grained and varies in color from a light reddish-brown to almost scarlet. It is easy to work and has a very pungent, spicy scent. For a burl it is remarkably stable. Green to partially air dried.

Item Number: IW35445

$110.00
A 2 1/8 x 7 5/8 x 18 1/2"
$150.00
B 2 1/16 x 8 x 26"
$150.00
C 2 1/16 x 8 x 26 1/4"
$150.00
D 2 x 8 x 25 9/16"

West African Ebony Bass Guitar 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: IW35444

$45.00
A 3/8 x 3 7/16 x 28 1/4"
$45.00
B 3/8 x 3 1/16 x 28 11/16"
$45.00
C 3/8 x 3 3/8 x 28 11/16"
$45.00
D 5/16 x 3 3/8 x 28 11/16"
$45.00
E 5/16 x 3 3/8 x 28 11/16"
$45.00
F 3/8 x 3 1/4 x 28 9/16"
$45.00
G 5/16 x 3 3/8 x 28 9/16"

West African Ebony Bass Guitar 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: IW35443

$45.00
A 3/8 x 3 5/16 x 28 1/8"
$45.00
B 3/8 x 3 3/8 x 28 3/16"
$45.00
C 3/8 x 3 5/16 x 28 1/8"
$45.00
D 3/8 x 3 5/16 x 28 1/8"
$45.00
E 3/8 x 3 3/8 x 28 1/4"
$45.00
F 3/8 x 3 3/8 x 28 1/4"
$45.00
G 3/8 x 3 3/8 x 28 1/4"
$45.00
H 3/8 x 3 3/8 x 28 1/4"

Macassar Ebony Guitar Finger Boards

Diospyros celebica

A classically striped Ebony from Asia. Quartersawn.

Item Number: IW35440

Sold 78415cc43c7a69982a1814f365e95d5a45f14ac67e0a9295ae06c33f7249e6bb
$35.00
A 3/8 x 2 11/16 x 19 5/8"
Sold 78415cc43c7a69982a1814f365e95d5a45f14ac67e0a9295ae06c33f7249e6bb
$35.00
B 3/8 x 2 11/16 x 19 5/8"
$35.00
C 3/8 x 2 3/4 x 20"
$35.00
D 3/8 x 2 3/4 x 20"
$35.00
E 3/8 x 2 7/16 x 21 3/16"

Macassar Ebony Bass Guitar Finger Boards

Diospyros celebica

A classically striped Ebony from Asia. Increasingly hard to find on the world market. Quartersawn.

Item Number: IW35438

$45.00
A 3/8 x 3 5/8 x 30 3/16"
$45.00
B 3/8 x 3 5/8 x 30 3/16"

Masur Birch

Betula alba

Also called Alpine Burl or Karelian Burl after the Finnish province of Karelia where it is often found. The high figure found in this wood is caused when the tree heals the damage done by an invasive boring beetle. The beetle infestation leaves the trees stunted and sometimes deformed but produces wood with small twists and swirls that highlight the darker, burly figure. Rare.

Item Number: W40081

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$
A sold x x
$17.40
B 1 x 2 1/2 x 10"
$32.90
C 1 3/16 x 2 9/16 x 15 9/16"
$50.05
D 1 9/16 x 2 1/2 x 18 7/16"

Macassar Ebony Guitar Finger Boards

Diospyros celebica

A classically striped Ebony from Asia. Quartersawn.

Item Number: IW35439

$35.00
A 3/8 x 2 15/16 x 20 3/16"
$35.00
B 3/8 x 2 15/16 x 20 3/16"
$35.00
C 3/8 x 2 15/16 x 20 3/16"
$35.00
D 3/8 x 2 15/16 x 20 3/16"
Sold 78415cc43c7a69982a1814f365e95d5a45f14ac67e0a9295ae06c33f7249e6bb
$35.00
E 3/8 x 2 15/16 x 21 3/16"
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$
F sold x x
Sold 78415cc43c7a69982a1814f365e95d5a45f14ac67e0a9295ae06c33f7249e6bb
$
G sold x x

Figured Genuine Mahogany Acoustic Guitar Back & Sides Set

Swietenia macrophylla

Also called Acajou, Tropical American Mahogany, and Honduras Mahogany. This medium to large tree occurs throughout Central and South America. Related to Cuban Mahogany (Swietenia mahogani) and Pacific Coast Mahogany (Swietenia humilis). It produces one of the classic furniture and cabinetmaking woods. The heartwood varies from a light reddish-brown to a rich, dark red. Generally straight grained and exceptionally stable, it is easy to machine, hand plane, sand and finish. Occasional logs produce several figures, curly, quilted, and the rare plum pudding figure which looks like large drips running down the board. Used in fine furniture and joinery, boat building, and in the guitar industry for acoustic sets and necks.

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

Item Number: IW35437

$185.00
Backs 3/16 x 9 x 22 1/2"
Sides 3/16 x 5 3/16 x 36 1/16"

Figured Genuine Mahogany Acoustic Guitar Back & Sides Set

Swietenia macrophylla

Also called Acajou, Tropical American Mahogany, and Honduras Mahogany. This medium to large tree occurs throughout Central and South America. Related to Cuban Mahogany (Swietenia mahogani) and Pacific Coast Mahogany (Swietenia humilis). It produces one of the classic furniture and cabinetmaking woods. The heartwood varies from a light reddish-brown to a rich, dark red. Generally straight grained and exceptionally stable, it is easy to machine, hand plane, sand and finish. Occasional logs produce several figures, curly, quilted, and the rare plum pudding figure which looks like large drips running down the board. Used in fine furniture and joinery, boat building, and in the guitar industry for acoustic sets and necks.

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

Item Number: IW35436

$185.00
Backs 3/16 x 9 x 22 1/2"
Sides 3/16 x 5 3/16 x 36 1/16"

Figured Genuine Mahogany Acoustic Guitar Back & Sides Set

Swietenia macrophylla

Also called Acajou, Tropical American Mahogany, and Honduras Mahogany. This medium to large tree occurs throughout Central and South America. Related to Cuban Mahogany (Swietenia mahogani) and Pacific Coast Mahogany (Swietenia humilis). It produces one of the classic furniture and cabinetmaking woods. The heartwood varies from a light reddish-brown to a rich, dark red. Generally straight grained and exceptionally stable, it is easy to machine, hand plane, sand and finish. Occasional logs produce several figures, curly, quilted, and the rare plum pudding figure which looks like large drips running down the board. Used in fine furniture and joinery, boat building, and in the guitar industry for acoustic sets and necks.

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

Item Number: IW35435

$185.00
Backs 3/16 x 9 x 22 1/2"
Sides 3/16 x 5 3/16 x 36 1/8"

Figured Silver Maple 2 piece Lam Top Guitar Sets

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: IW35433

$50.00
A ea. pc. 3/8 x 7 7/16 x 20 7/16"
$50.00
B ea. pc. 5/16-3/8 x 7 1/4 x 22 1/16"

Figured Silver Maple 2 piece Lam Top Guitar Sets

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: IW35432

$45.00
A ea. pc. 3/8 x 7 1/16 x 18 1/4"
$50.00
B ea. pc. 3/8 x 7 1/4 x 22"

Figured Silver Maple 2 piece Lam Top Guitar Sets

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: IW35431

$50.00
A ea. pc. 3/8 x 7 x 22 3/16"
$50.00
B ea. pc. 3/8 x 7 7/8 x 20 7/8"

Mexican Cocobolo Lam Top Guitar Sets

Dalbergia retusa

The wood is very oily which makes it difficult to glue but on the plus side the oiliness makes it easy to produce a fantastic polish on finished pieces. Wear a respirator mask when working Cocobolo as the dust can produce asthma-like reactions. Cocobolo is a small to medium sized tree and is found mainly in Mexico, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Panama.

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

Item Number: IW35430

Sold 78415cc43c7a69982a1814f365e95d5a45f14ac67e0a9295ae06c33f7249e6bb
$90.00
A ea. pc. 3/16 x 7 7/16 x 22 5/8"
$90.00
B ea. pc. 1/8-3/16 x up to 7 5/16 x 22 5/8"

Spanish Cedar Instrument Billets

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: IW35429

$80.00
A 3 5/16 x 6 5/8 x 20 1/2"
Sold 78415cc43c7a69982a1814f365e95d5a45f14ac67e0a9295ae06c33f7249e6bb
$120.00
B 3 3/16 x 7 1/4 x 30 5/8"

African Padouk Guitar Neck Blanks

Pterocarpus soyauxii

This brick-red colored West African hardwood was once one of the more common imported hardwoods but has become increasingly scarce in the last couple of years. It is easy to work, takes a nice polish and is dimensionally stable. Kiln-dried.

Item Number: IW35426

$50.00
A 2 1/4 x 4 1/2 x 28 1/8"
$50.00
B 2 3/16 x 4 1/2 x 28 1/8"

Figured Mahogany 2 piece Guitar Neck Sets

Swietenia macrophylla

Also called Acajou, Tropical American Mahogany, and Honduras Mahogany. This medium to large tree occurs throughout Central and South America. Related to Cuban Mahogany (Swietenia mahogani) and Pacific Coast Mahogany (Swietenia humilis). It produces one of the classic furniture and cabinetmaking woods. The heartwood varies from a light reddish-brown to a rich, dark red. Generally straight grained and exceptionally stable, it is easy to machine, hand plane, sand and finish. Occasional logs produce several figures, curly, quilted, and the rare plum pudding figure which looks like large drips running down the board. Used in fine furniture and joinery, boat building, and in the guitar industry for acoustic sets and necks.

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

Item Number: IW35425

$85.00
A ea. pc. 1 13/16 x 2 15/16 x 30 1/8"
Sold 78415cc43c7a69982a1814f365e95d5a45f14ac67e0a9295ae06c33f7249e6bb
$85.00
B ea. pc. 1 7/8 x 3 x 30 1/8"
$115.00
C ea. pc. 1 13/16 x 4 x 30 7/16"
$115.00
D ea. pc. 1 7/8 x 4 x 30 3/4"

African Mahogany Solid Body Guitar Blanks

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: IW35424

$95.00
A 1 13/16 x 13 1/2 x 20 1/8"
$95.00
B 1 7/8 x 13 3/4 x 20 5/16"

African Mahogany Solid Body Guitar Blanks

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: IW35423

$95.00
A 1 7/8 x 13 3/4 x 20 7/16"
$95.00
B 1 7/8 x 13 3/4 x 20 9/16"