Snakewood Violin Bow Blanks

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.

Item Number: IW33422

$185.00
A 5/8 x 1 5/8 x 32 5/16"
$175.00
B 11/16 x 1 7/8 x 32 5/8"
$185.00
C 3/4 x 2 1/8 x 32 1/2"
$200.00
D 13/16 x 2 3/8 x 32 13/16"

Snakewood Violin Bow Blanks

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.

Item Number: IW33421

$125.00
A 3/4 x 1 1/4 x 29 5/8"
$160.00
B 3/4 x 1 3/4 x 32 13/16"
$165.00
C 3/4 x 1 7/8 x 32 5/8"
$165.00
D 3/4 x 1 7/8 x 32 5/8"

Redwood Ukulele/Mandolin Top Sets

Sequoia sempervirens

These often times enormous trees are some of the largest living organisms on earth. They thrive in the fog belt along the northern Pacific coast in California. The heartwood is pink to a deep reddish brown. The wood is soft, easily worked, and exceptionally durable.

Item Number: IW33407

Sold 78415cc43c7a69982a1814f365e95d5a45f14ac67e0a9295ae06c33f7249e6bb
$30.00
A ea. pc. 3/16 x 4 3/4 x 16 3/4"
$30.00
B ea. pc. 3/16 x 5 9/16 x 16 3/4"

Engelmann Spruce Ukulele/Mandolin Top Sets

(Picea engelmanni)

This is a high altitude spruce found from the Rocky Mountains west to the Cascade range. Generally much lighter in color than Sitka Spruce. Our stock is well air-dried, has consistent ring spacing, is stiff across the grain, and is extremely resonant. A beautiful sound wood for musical instruments.

Item Number: IW33406

$35.00
A ea. pc. 3/16 x 4 1/2 x 19 13/16"
$35.00
B ea. pc. 3/16 x 6 11/16 x 17 13/16"

Engelmann Spruce Ukulele/Mandolin Top Sets

(Picea engelmanni)

This is a high altitude spruce found from the Rocky Mountains west to the Cascade range. Generally much lighter in color than Sitka Spruce. Our stock is well air-dried, has consistent ring spacing, is stiff across the grain, and is extremely resonant. A beautiful sound wood for musical instruments.

Item Number: IW33405

$35.00
A ea. pc. 3/16 x 5 1/2 x 19 7/8"
$35.00
B ea. pc. 3/16 x 5 1/2 x 19 7/8"
$35.00
C ea. pc. 3/16 x 5 1/4 x 19 13/16"

Engelmann Spruce Ukulele/Mandolin Top Sets

(Picea engelmanni)

This is a high altitude spruce found from the Rocky Mountains west to the Cascade range. Generally much lighter in color than Sitka Spruce. Our stock is well air-dried, has consistent ring spacing, is stiff across the grain, and is extremely resonant. A beautiful sound wood for musical instruments.

Item Number: IW33404

$35.00
A ea. pc. 3/16 x 5 1/2 x 19 7/8"
$35.00
B ea. pc. 3/16 x 5 x 19 7/8"
$35.00
C ea. pc. 3/16 x 5 1/2 x 19 15/16"

Sitka Spruce Cello Top Sets

Picea sitchensis

A conifer species native to the Pacific Coast of the U.S.A. It became well known during World War II because of its use in airplane construction. Widely used for sounding boards and tonewoods in the manufacture of musical instruments.

Item Number: IW33374

$250.00
A ea. pc. 1 5/16 x 9 7/8 x up to 33"
$250.00
B ea. pc. 1 3/8 x 9 7/8 x 33 9/16"

Western Red Cedar Ukulele/Mandolin Top Sets

Thuja plicata

This is a large conifer species growing along the Pacific Coast of the U.S.A. At one time most wooden shingles used in the U.S.A. were cut from Western Red Cedar. Old-growth billets with little or no grain run-out produce excellent tonewood for guitars and other musical instruments.

These sets are from a new batch we have just received. They are stiff, great tone and sustain, crispy texture. Some of the nicest we have had in years and some of the best Cedar we have ever seen.

Item Number: IW33240

$35.00
A ea. pc. 3/16 x 4 13/16 x 20 5/16"
$35.00
B ea. pc. 3/16 x 5 1/8 x 22"
$35.00
C ea. pc. 3/16 x 5 3/4 x 21 15/16"

Western Red Cedar Ukulele/Mandolin Top Sets

Thuja plicata

This is a large conifer species growing along the Pacific Coast of the U.S.A. At one time most wooden shingles used in the U.S.A. were cut from Western Red Cedar. Old-growth billets with little or no grain run-out produce excellent tonewood for guitars and other musical instruments.

These sets are from a new batch we have just received. They are stiff, great tone and sustain, crispy texture. Some of the nicest we have had in years and some of the best Cedar we have ever seen.

Item Number: IW33239

$40.00
A ea. pc. 3/16 x 5 7/8 x 21 11/16"
$40.00
B ea. pc. 3/16 x 5 7/8 x 21 13/16"

Western Red Cedar Ukulele/Mandolin Top Sets

Thuja plicata

This is a large conifer species growing along the Pacific Coast of the U.S.A. At one time most wooden shingles used in the U.S.A. were cut from Western Red Cedar. Old-growth billets with little or no grain run-out produce excellent tonewood for guitars and other musical instruments.

These sets are from a new batch we have just received. They are stiff, great tone and sustain, crispy texture. Some of the nicest we have had in years and some of the best Cedar we have ever seen.

Item Number: IW33238

$40.00
A ea. pc. 3/16 x 6 x 20 7/8"
$40.00
B ea. pc. 3/16 x 6 x 20 7/8"

Western Red Cedar Ukulele/Mandolin Top Sets

Thuja plicata

This is a large conifer species growing along the Pacific Coast of the U.S.A. At one time most wooden shingles used in the U.S.A. were cut from Western Red Cedar. Old-growth billets with little or no grain run-out produce excellent tonewood for guitars and other musical instruments.

These sets are from a new batch we have just received. They are stiff, great tone and sustain, crispy texture. Some of the nicest we have had in years and some of the best Cedar we have ever seen.

Item Number: IW33237

$40.00
A ea. pc. 3/16 x 6 3/8 x 21 1/8"
$40.00
B ea. pc. 3/16 x 6 1/2 x 21 15/16"

Pernambuco Violin Bow Blank Billets

Guilandina echinata

Also called Ibirapitanga and Pau Brazil, this once important dyewood gave origin to the name of Brazil. It is now facing extinction over most of its growth area and is listed by CITES as endangered. The color of the heartwood is yellowish-brown to orange and is fine-grained, hard, and heavy. Rare. USA sales only.

Item Number: IW32937

$250.00
A 13/16 x 2 5/16 x 34 3/4"
$250.00
B 13/16 x 2 5/16 x 34 13/16"

Sitka Spruce Mandolin Top Set

Picea sitchensis

A conifer species native to the Pacific Coast of the U.S.A. It became well known during World War II because of its use in airplane construction. Widely used for sounding boards and tonewoods in the manufacture of musical instruments.

Item Number: IW32638

$35.00
ea. pc. 3/16 x 4-4 7/8 x 22 5/8"

Figured Big Leaf Maple Violin Back & Sides Set

Acer macrophyllum

This tree is native to the Pacific Northwest. It has the distinction of having the largest leaf of the Maples-up to 15" in diameter. This is a soft Maple. The tree can produce many different types of figure, including quilted (tubular, popcorn, & cloud), curly (fiddleback, broken, & basketweave), and burl.

Item Number: IW31540

$75.00
Backs 7/16-15/16 x 4 5/8 x 18 5/16"
Sides 1/8 x 2 x 17"

Figured Big Leaf Maple Violin Back & Sides Set

Acer macrophyllum

This tree is native to the Pacific Northwest. It has the distinction of having the largest leaf of the Maples-up to 15" in diameter. This is a soft Maple. The tree can produce many different types of figure, including quilted (tubular, popcorn, & cloud), curly (fiddleback, broken, & basketweave), and burl.

Item Number: IW31539

$75.00
Backs 9/16-7/8 x 4 9/16 x 16 3/4"
Sides 1/8 x 2 x 17"

Figured Big Leaf Maple Violin Back & Sides Set

Acer macrophyllum

This tree is native to the Pacific Northwest. It has the distinction of having the largest leaf of the Maples-up to 15" in diameter. This is a soft Maple. The tree can produce many different types of figure, including quilted (tubular, popcorn, & cloud), curly (fiddleback, broken, & basketweave), and burl.

Item Number: IW31538

$75.00
Backs 9/16-1 x 4 9/16 x 16 1/4"
Sides 3/32-1/8 x 1 15/16 x 16-16 1/2"

Figured Big Leaf Maple Violin Back & Sides Set

Acer macrophyllum

This tree is native to the Pacific Northwest. It has the distinction of having the largest leaf of the Maples-up to 15" in diameter. This is a soft Maple. The tree can produce many different types of figure, including quilted (tubular, popcorn, & cloud), curly (fiddleback, broken, & basketweave), and burl.

Item Number: IW31537

$75.00
Backs 9/16-1 x 4 9/16 x 16 1/4"
Sides 1/8 x 2 x 17 1/8"

Malagasy Striped Ebony Stand-up Bass Finger Boards

Diospyros perreiri

It is fairly fine-textured and takes a high polish. Finest ebony in the world. Rare.

This species has been newly added to the CITES list and as a consequence, we are limiting sales to the United States only.

Item Number: W33149

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$150.00
A 1 1/2 x 2 5/16-4 5/16 x 36 11/16"
Sold 78415cc43c7a69982a1814f365e95d5a45f14ac67e0a9295ae06c33f7249e6bb
$150.00
B 1 1/2 x 2 5/16-4 5/16 x 36 1/2"
$150.00
C 1 1/2 x 2 5/16-4 1/4 x 36 9/16"
Sold 78415cc43c7a69982a1814f365e95d5a45f14ac67e0a9295ae06c33f7249e6bb
$150.00
D 1 5/16 x 2 5/16-4 5/16 x 36 5/8"
Sold 78415cc43c7a69982a1814f365e95d5a45f14ac67e0a9295ae06c33f7249e6bb
$150.00
E 1 7/16 x 2 1/4-4 3/16 x 36 3/8"

African Padouk Harp Guitar Back & Sides Sets

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.

Quartersawn.

Item Number: IW27988

$200.00 $150.00
Backs 3/16 x 10 1/4 x 41 1/8"
Sides 3/16 x 5 1/16 x 48"

African Padouk Harp Guitar Back & Sides Sets

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.

Quartersawn.

Item Number: IW27986

$200.00 $150.00
Backs 3/16 x 10 1/4 x 41 1/8"
Sides 3/16 x 5 1/8 x 48"