Guitar backs and sides.
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On the subsequent pages are individual sets,(individually priced) in species that vary to dramatically set to set, to offer for sale from a single picture.
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Flame Maple (Acer macrophyllum)
We are delighted to have managed to secure a limited number of extremely high quality flame maple back and side sets!
The remainder of our old stocks are being offered as B grade at great prices.
Ideal for student Luthiers..
Swiss steamed pear wood
£50 + carriage
INDIAN ROSEWOOD (Dalbergia latifolia) Bog Oak Guitar back & sides sets.
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Extraordinarily rare species.
With significantly higher density and hardness than ordinary oak, Bog Oak typically has 35-40 annular growth rings per inch.
When carbon dated, Bog Oak from this source was found to be 5300 years old, many of the trees in these prehistoric forests were already hundreds of years old when they fell into the fenland peat bogs.
Ziricote (Cordia dodecandra) Guitar Back & Side Sets.
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Figured Jarrah (Eucalyptus marginata) Wenge (Millettia laurentii) Pommelé Mahogany (Entandophragma cylindricum)
It is a very rare thing to find Pommelé Mahogany in solid lumber as it is most often snapped up at auction buy the veneer cutting mills.
Birds eye maple (Acer saccharum) Honduras Mahogany
A wonderful and traditional tonewood for guitar making,
That is a delight to work, and will polish up beautifully,
English oak, fumed to darken to a deep brown
and highlight the medullary rays.
A great alternative to Bog Oak at a fraction of the price!
Tasmanian Blackwood (Acacia Blackwood) (Acacia Melanoxylon)
Tasmanian Blackwood or Acacia Blackwood as it is sometimes called, has a striking similarity to Koa.
Zebrano or Zebra wood (Microberlina Brazzavillensis)
£55.00 per set.
Padouk ( Pterocarpus soyauxii)
Bright orange when first worked, it will darken down eventually to a more subtle shade of brownish purple. A good tone wood, stable and relatively easy to work.jumbo & acoustic bass sets only. £55.00 per set.
Spanish Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens)
Introduced into Spain centuries ago from Asia Minor, and is traditionally the preferred tonewood for most flamenco guitar makers, but it’s becoming scarce and expensive. It has a creamy-yellowish colour. Spanish Cypress works well, is quite stable if the wood quartersawn, but is a little difficult to bend.
Purpleheart (Peltogyne pubescens)
Dull brown when first cut, quickly oxidises to a stunning bright deep purple,
Hard, stable, relatively easy to work, and relatively inexpensive!
This species makes a great tonewood! £60 per set