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 $140.00
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 $140.00
Backs 3/16 x 9 x 22 7/16"
Sides 3/16 x 5 x 36 1/4"

Figured Makore Acoustic Guitar Back & Sides Set

Tieghemella heckelii

This West African wood is sometimes sold in the U.S.A. as African Cherry. The dust can be irritating to the nose-wear a suitable respirator.

Item Number: IW31040

$150.00 $120.00
Backs 3/16 x 8 3/16 x 22 7/8"
Sides 1/8-3/16 x 5 1/8 x 36 9/16"

Figured Hawaiian Koa Acoustic Guitar Back & Sides Set

Acacia Koa

This species is found almost exclusively in the Hawaiian Islands. It ranges in color from a pale brown to a reddish brown to a very dark, almost chocolate brown. It has a texture similar to Walnut but is easier to work. Can be highly chatoyant or lustrous. Highly sought after for use in musical instruments, especially guitars and ukuleles. Koa is becoming rare.

Item Number: IW29218

$450.00 $360.00
Backs 3/16 x 8 x 23 1/8"
Sides 3/16 x 5 5/8 x 34 1/4"

Cocobolo 4 piece Back & 2 piece Sides Set

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: IW26859

$225.00 $168.75
Backs 3/16 x 4 5/16 x 22 11/16"
Sides 1/8-3/16 x 4 7/8 x 36 5/16"