Pequia Amarello Guitar Binding Strips

Aspidosperma sp.

Pequia Amarello is a species of Aspidosperma from South America. The lovely chrome-yellow color is fairly color fast which makes it exemplary for inlays, marquetry, bandings, boxes, and turnings. It is hard and heavy and takes a beautiful polish.

The price below is per strip.

Item Number: OS72

$10.00
3/32 x 5/16-3/8 x 36"

New Guinea Striped Ebony Guitar Binding Strips

Diospyros insularis

This wood originated from a small, sparsely inhabited island off the east coast of New Guinea. Some of these trees grow to enormous dimensions. One of the first logs we received from here was 3 1/2 feet in diameter, 18 feet long, and weighed 7 tons. It is fine-grained and takes a glassy smooth finish. Most of these pieces have a "marble-cake" look to the end grain that is outstanding.

Price below is per strip.

Item Number: OS57

$10.00
3/32 x 5/16 x 36-37"

Santos Rosewood Bass Guitar Finger Boards

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.

Quartersawn.

Item Number: OS54

$15.00
3/8-7/16 x 3 3/8-3 1/2 x 29 3/4-30 1/4"

Camatillo Guitar Binding Strips

Dalbergia congestiflora

Also called Para Kingwood & Mexican Kingwood. The deep purple heartwood is oily and takes an incredible polish with a smoothness pleasing to the fingertips.

Price below is per strip.

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

Item Number: OS45

$12.00
3/32 x 5/16 x 36"

East Indian Rosewood Guitar Binding Strips

Dalbergia latifolia

This is grown on plantations in Indonesia where it is called Sonokeling. These came from a tree large enough and old enough to look much like the old-growth lumber from India.

Price below is per strip.

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

Item Number: OS38

$7.00
3/32 x 5/16 x 36"

Amazon Rosewood Guitar Binding Strips

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.

The price below is per strip.

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

Item Number: OS37

$6.00
5/32 x 5/16 x 36-37"

West African Ebony Guitar Binding Strips

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.

The price below is per strip.

Item Number: OS33

$10.00
3/32 x 5/16 x 36"

Palisander Guitar Binding Strips

Dalbergia baronii

One of several rosewood species from Madagascar. It has beautiful color and grain, a sweet smell, and is very easy to work and stable in use. It is a very close match to true Rio or Brazilian Rosewood (Dalbergia nigra) and as such is much in demand for musical instruments, especially guitars.

The price below is per strip.

Due to this item being on the CITES list, we are only shipping this species to addresses in the United States.

Item Number: OS32

$10.00
3/32 x 5/16 x 36 1/2"

Figured Hard Maple Guitar Binding Strips

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: OS29

$5.00
3/32 x 5/16 x 36 7/16"

African Blackwood Guitar Binding Strips

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: OS27

$10.00
3/32 x 5/16 x 36-36 1/2"

Bloodwood Guitar Binding Strips

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.

The price below is per strip.

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Item Number: OS24

$5.00
3/32 x 5/16 x 36-37"

Spanish Cedar Guitar Neck & Heel Block Sets

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.

The price below is per one neck & heel set. Add more to the quantity in your cart to purchase multiple sets.

The price below is per set.

To add additional sets to your cart, simply change the quantity field in the shopping cart to reflect how many you would like and press the "update cart" button.

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

Item Number: OS21

$40.00
Necks 15/16-1 1/16 x 2 7/8-3 1/8 x 30-31"
Heels 2 7/8-3 1/8 x 3 7/8-4 1/8 x 6-6 1/4"

Macassar Ebony Guitar Bindings

Diospyros celebica

A classically striped Ebony from Asia. Quartersawn.

The price below is for one strip.

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Item Number: OS7

$10.00
3/32-1/8 x 3/8 x 36"

African Blackwood Clarinet Blanks Set

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.

Approximate sizes for each piece:

1 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 3 5/8-3 3/4"
1 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 9 5/8-9 3/4"
1 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 11 1/4"
bell: one end 1 3/4" square, other end 3 1/4-3 3/8" square by 4 3/4-5" long

38 x 38 x 93 mm
38 x 38 x 245 mm
38 x 38 x 285 mm
bell: one end 45 x 45 mm, other end 85 x 85 mm, 125 mm long

The price below is for one set of 4 pieces with the above dimensions.

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

Item Number: OS2

$125.00
see above for sizes x x

Snakewood Guitar Finger Board Bindings

Piratinera guianensis

Also called Letterwood and Leopardwood. Color: dark red to reddish brown with irregular black speckles or stripes. Fine textured and highly lustrous. Very hard and heavy, 75-84 lbs/cu ft. Takes a beautiful finish. Very rare and very expensive. Guyana and Surinam.

The price below is for one strip.

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Item Number: OS1

$10.00
each piece 1/16-3/32 x 5/16-3/8 x 20 1/4-22 1/4"

Snakewood Guitar Binding Strips

Piratinera guianensis

Also called Letterwood and Leopardwood. Color: dark red to reddish brown with irregular black speckles or stripes. Fine textured and highly lustrous. Very hard and heavy, 75-84 lbs/cu ft. Takes a beautiful finish. Very rare and very expensive. Guyana and Surinam.

The price below is for one strip.

To add additional strips to your cart, simply change the quantity field in the shopping cart to reflect how many you would like and press the "update cart" button.

Item Number: OS6

$20.00
3/32 x 5/16 x 36-36 1/2"