Guitar backs and sides.
Scroll down to see a selection of backs and sides
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.
INDIAN ROSEWOOD (Dalbergia latifolia) Flame Figured Maple
We are delighted to have managed to secure a limited number of extremely high quality flame maple back and side sets!
Old English Antiqued Oak
darkened to a deep dark brown
to highlight the beautiful medullary rays.
A great alternative to Bog Oak
At a fraction of the price!
That is a delight to work, and will polish up beautifully,
Swiss steamed pear wood
Ziricote (Cordia dodecandra) Guitar Back & Side Sets.
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Figured Jarrah (Eucalyptus marginata) Wenge (Millettia laurentii)
Western size sets only.
Birds eye maple (Acer saccharum) Tasmanian Blackwood (Acacia Blackwood) (Acacia Melanoxylon)
and a great tonewood in its own right.
Tasmanian Blackwood or Acacia Blackwood as it is sometimes called, has a striking similarity to Koa.
Classical size only
£135 + carriage..
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
Bog Oak Guitar back & sides sets.
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.