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Sitka Spruce

Harvested in British Columbia, Sitka Spruce. Standard on most production guitars now, and for good reason.  This top wood offers a punchy direct sound although it tends to have low overtone content. Many bluegrass players prefer Sitka Spruce for this reason. The color of Sitka ranges from white to creamy to very light brown. It should be noted that some regions of Western Canada produce a very white Sitka Spruce in which discoloring is rare. We target this whiter Sitka Spruce in response to customers desiring a brighter, purer white soundboard similar to Engelmann Spruce and European Spruce. Guitar top grading

Part & Dimensions

Item #

Sitka Spruce

Length x Width x Thickness, Metric Converter

Grade Price
Guitar Top, 2 pc./set, each half: 22" x 8.5" x 3/16" SSDM Master $70/set
Guitar Top, 2 pc./set, each half: 22" x 8.5" x 3/16" SSD3A 3A $65/set
Guitar Top, 2 pc./set, each half: 22" x 8.5" x 3/16" SSD2A 2A $50/set
Guitar Top, 2 pc./set, each half: 22" x 8.5" x 3/16" SSD1A 1A $30/set
Bear Claw Top, 2 pc./set, each half: 22" x 8.5" x 3/16"

SSBC

3A - 2A $80/set
Jumbo Top, 2 pc./set, each half: 22" x 9.25" x 3/16" SSJM Master $80/set
Jumbo Top, 2 pc./set, each half: 22" x 9.25" x 3/16" SSJ3A 3A $75/set
Jumbo Top, 2 pc./set, each half: 22" x 9.25" x 3/16" SSJ2A 2A $55/set
Jumbo Top, 2 pc./set, each half: 22" x 9.25" x 3/16" SSJ1A 1A $35/set
Bracewood / board foot SSBR Master $10/BF
Sound hole reinforcement, 8” x 8” x 3/16" SSSHR 3A $5/ea.
End block, 5" x 3.5" x 1" SSEBM Master $5/ea.
Unshaped Kerfing Strips, 22" x 3/4” x 3/4” SSKSM Master $5/ea.
 
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Engelmann Spruce

The primary choice for finger picking guitars.  Engelmann is also becoming very popular with Guitar Builders. With is High overtone content and strong fundamental tone Engelmann Spruce delivers a warm mellow tone that is well suited for light-medium strumming and finger picking. Guitar top grading

Part & Dimensions

Item #

Engelmann Spruce

Length x Width x Thickness, Metric Converter

Grade Price
Guitar Top, 2 pc./set, each half: 22" x 8.5" x 3/16" ESDM Master $70/set
Guitar Top, 2 pc./set, each half: 22" x 8.5" x 3/16" ESD3A 3A $65/set
Guitar Top, 2 pc./set, each half: 22" x 8.5" x 3/16" ESD2A 2A $50/set
Guitar Top, 2 pc./set, each half: 22" x 8.5" x 3/16" ESD1A 1A $30/set
Jumbo Top, 2 pc./set, each half: 22" x 9.25" x 3/16" ESJM Master $80/set
Jumbo Top, 2 pc./set, each half: 22" x 9.25" x 3/16" ESJ3A 3A $75/set
Jumbo Top, 2 pc./set, each half: 22" x 9.25" x 3/16" ESJ2A 2A $55/set
Jumbo Top, 2 pc./set, each half: 22" x 9.25" x 3/16" ESJ1A 1A $35/set
Bear Claw Top, 2 pc./set, each half: 22" x 8" - 10" x 3/16"

ESBC

3A - 2A $80/set
Bracewood / board foot ESBR Master $10/BF
Sound hole reinforcement, 8” x 8” x 3/16" ESSHR 3A $5/ea.
End block, 5" x 3.5" x 1" ESEBM Master $5/ea.
Unshaped Kerfing Strips, 22" x 3/4” x 3/4” ESKSM Master $5/ea.
 
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Western Red Cedar
Used for decades as a soundboard material on classical guitars, Cedar is a wood known for producing a "warm," mellow tone, one whose overtones are evenly distributed, rather than concentrated on the highs and lows, making it especially suitable for finger style playing. Cedar's light brown color also lends a guitar a visual warmth that many players find appealing. With a dark mellow tone is tends to be a great choice for Classical, Flamenco, finger picking and Celtic style guitars. Another benefit is that is sounds "open" almost immediately. Guitar top grading

Part & Dimensions

Item #

Western Red Cedar

Length x Width x Thickness, Metric Converter

Grade Price 10+
Guitar Top, 2 pc./set, 22" x 8.5" x 3/16" WRDM Master $60/set $55/set
Guitar Top, 2 pc./set, 22" x 8.5" x 3/16" WRD3A 3A $50/set $45/set
Guitar Top, 2 pc./set, 22" x 8.5" x 3/16" WRD2A 2A $35/set $30/set
Guitar Top, 2 pc./set, 22" x 8.5" x 3/16" WRD1A 1A $20/set $15/set
Jumbo Top, 2 pc./set, 22" x 9.25" x 3/16" WRJM Master $70/set $60/set
Jumbo Top, 2 pc./set, 22" x 9.25" x 3/16" WRJ3A 3A $60/set $55/set
Jumbo Top, 2 pc./set, 22" x 9.25" x 3/16" WRJ2A 2A $35/set $30/set
Jumbo Top, 2 pc./set, 22" x 9.25" x 3/16" WRJ1A 1A $20/set $18/set
Bracewood / board foot

WRBR

Master $10/BF $8/BF
Sound hole reinforcement, 8” x 8” x 3/16" WRSHR 3A $5/ea. $4/ea.
End block, 5" x 3.5" x 1" WREBM Master $5/ea. $4/ea.
Unshaped Kerfing Strips  22" x 3/4” x 3/4” WRKSM Master $5/ea. $4/ea.
 
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Red Spruce (aka Adirondack Spruce)

Our Red Spruce tops are sawn from hand split billets, naturally seasoned to a moisture content of 6% and are ready to use. Our tops are extremely stiff and have excellent tap tone. Red Spruce grows in eastern Canada and the eastern United States. The strongest and stiffest of all the spruce species and has a very high velocity of sound, and has the highest stiffness across and along the grain of all the top woods. Like Sitka, it has strong fundamentals, but it also exhibits a more complex overtone content. Tops made out of Red spruce have the highest volume ceiling of any species, yet they also have a rich fullness of tone that retains clarity at all dynamic levels.

Part & Dimensions

Item #

Red Spruce

Length x Width x Thickness, Metric Converter

Grade Price
Guitar Top, 2 pc./set, each half: 22" x 8.5" x 3/16" LSDM Master Inquire
Guitar Top, 2 pc./set, each half: 22" x 8.5" x 3/16" LSD3A 3A $220/set
Guitar Top, 2 pc./set, each half: 22" x 8.5" x 3/16" LSD2A 2A $140/set
Guitar Top, 2 pc./set, each half: 22" x 8.5" x 3/16" LSD1A 1A $90/set
Guitar Top, 2 pc./set, each half: 22" x 8.5" x 3/16" LSDB B $70/set
OM Guitar Top, 2 pc./set, each half: 22" x 8" x 3/16" LSOM Master Inquire
OM Guitar Top, 2 pc./set, each half: 22" x 8" x 3/16" LSO3A 3A Inquire
OM Guitar Top, 2 pc./set, each half: 22" x 8" x 3/16" LSO2A 2A $130/set
OM Guitar Top, 2 pc./set, each half: 22" x 8" x 3/16" LSO1A 1A $85/set
OM Guitar Top, 2 pc./set, each half: 22" x 8" x 3/16" LSOB B $65/set
Bracewood / board foot (BF) LSBR Master $30/BF
Sound hole reinforcement, 8” x 8” x 3/16" each (ea.) LSSHR 3A $12/ea.
Unshaped Kerfing Strips, 22" x 3/4” x 3/4” each (ea.) LSKSM Master $10/ea.
 

 

We have sawn these tops from 90 year old quarter sawn beams which were removed from a old barn. The tops are extremely stiff and have a excellent tap tone.

Part & Dimensions

Item #

Douglas Fir

Length x Width x Thickness, Metric Converter

Grade Price
Guitar Top, 2 pc./set, each half: 22" x 8.5" x 3/16" DFDGT NA $50/set
Jumbo Top, 2 pc./set, each half: 22" x 9.25" x 3/16" DFJGT NA $60/set
Bracewood DFBR NA $7/BF
Sound hole reinforcement, 8” x 8” x 3/16" DFSHR NA $7/ea.
Unshaped Kerfing Strips, 22" x 3/4” x 3/4” DFKS NA $7/ea.
 
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East Indian Rosewood & Ebony (Sets include back & sides)

Ebony

EI Rosewood

EI Rosewood Back

EI Rosewood Neck

Part & Dimensions

Item #

EI Rosewood & Ebony

Length x Width x Thickness, Metric Converter

Grade Price 5+
Guitar Back, 2 pc. each half: 22" x 8.5" x 3/16"
Guitar Sides, 2 pc. each half: 34" x 5" x 3/16"
IRBSDM Master $110/set $100/set
Guitar Back, 2 pc. each half: 22" x 8.5" x 3/16"
Guitar Sides, 2 pc. each half: 34" x 5" x 3/16"
IRBSD2A 2A $90/set $80/set
Guitar Back, 2 pc. each half: 22" x 8.5" x 3/16"
Guitar Sides, 2 pc. each half: 34" x 5" x 3/16"
IRBSD1A 1A $60/set $50/set
Rosewood Guitar Neck Blank, 34.5" x 4.25" x 1" IRGNM Master $110/ea. $100/ea.
Rosewood Fingerboard Blank, 21" x 2.75" - 2.5" x 1/4" IRFBCM Master $15/ea. $12/ea.
Rosewood Bridge Blank, 9" x 1-3/8" x 3/8" IRBBM Master $10/ea. $8/ea.
Rosewood Headplate Veneer, 8" x 4.25" x 3/16" IRHVPM Master $10/ea. $8/ea.
Rosewood Rosette Square, 5" x 5" x 3/16" IRRSM Master $10/ea. $8/ea.
Rosewood Pickguard Blank, 10" x 5" x 3/16" IRPGM Master $15/ea. $12/ea.
Rosewood Bindings, 2 pc./set, 34" x 1/4" x 3/16" IRBM Master $15/set $10/set
Ebony Fingerboard Blank, 21" x 2-3/4 - 2-5/8" x 1/4" EFBM Master $27/ea. $25/ea.
Ebony Bridge Blank: 8" x 2" x 3/8" EBBM Master $12/ea. $10/ea.
 
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Padauk (Sets include back & sides)

Padauk Back & Sides

Part & Dimensions

Item #

Padauk

Length x Width x Thickness, Metric Converter

Grade Price 5+
Guitar Back, 2 pc. each half: 22" x 8.5" x 3/16"
Guitar Sides, 2 pc. each half: 34" x 5" x 3/16"
PABSDM Master $100/set $90/set
Fingerboard Blank, 21" x 2-7/8" x 1/4" PAFBM Master $15/ea. $12/ea.
Bridge Blank, 8" x 1-3/8" x 3/8" PABBM Master $10/ea. $8/ea.
Headplate Veneer, 8" x 4.25" x 3/16" PAHPVM Master $10/ea. $8/ea.
Rosette Square, 5" x 5" x 3/16" PARSM Master $10/ea. $8/ea.
Pickguard Blank, 10" x 5" x 3/16" PAPGM Master $15/ea. $12/ea.
Bindings, 2 pc./set, 34" x 1/4" x 3/16" PABM Master $15/set $10/set
 

 

Myrtle Wood (Sets include back & sides)

Part & Dimensions

Item #

Myrtle Wood

Length x Width x Thickness, Metric Converter

Grade Price
Guitar Back, 2 pc. each half: 22" x 8.5" x 3/16"
Guitar Sides, 2 pc. each half: 34" x 5" x 3/16"
MWDBSM Master $80/set
Jumbo Back, 2 pc. each half: 22" x 9.25" x 3/16"
Jumbo Sides, 2 pc. each half: 35" x 5.25" x 3/16"
MWJBSM Master $90/set
 
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Ovangkol (Sets include back & sides)

Ovangkol is related to Bubinga, is a newcomer to the tonewood scene.  It is a native of tropical West Africa, and is also called Hyedua, Black Hyedua, Amazoué, or Shedua.  The wood ranges in color from yellow-brown to dark brown, with gray to black streaks.  Ovangkol is a heavy, dense hardwood.  It is reminiscent of Indian Rosewood in workability and tonal quality, but with a high-frequency "shimmer" not usually associated with East Indian Rosewood.

Part & Dimensions

Item #

Ovangkol

Length x Width x Thickness, Metric Converter

Grade Price
Guitar Back, 2 pc. each half: 22" x 8.5" x 3/16"
Guitar Sides, 2 pc. each half: 34" x 5" x 3/16"
OVDBSM Master $100/set
Jumbo Back, 2 pc. each half: 22" x 9.25" x 3/16"
Jumbo Sides, 2 pc. each half: 35" x 5.25" x 3/16"
OVJBSM Master $120/set
 

 

Makore (Sets include back & sides)

 
Also known as African Cherry, Makore is pink to pinkish-brown and oxidizes to a golden brown. It has a nice tap tone. Makore has excellent finishing and gluing properties. Necks, Fingerboards, Bridge Blanks and Headstock also available.

Part & Dimensions

Item #

Makore

Length x Width x Thickness, Metric Converter

Grade Price
Guitar Back, 2 pc. each half: 22" x 8.5" x 3/16"
Guitar Sides, 2 pc. each half: 34" x 5" x 3/16"
MKDM Master $100/set
Jumbo Back, 2 pc. each half: 22" x 9.25" x 3/16"
Jumbo Sides, 2 pc. each half: 35" x 5.25" x 3/16"
MKJM Master $120/set
 
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Cherry (Sets include back & sides)

 

Pinkish-brown with dark stripes. It has a nice tap tone. Cherry has excellent finishing and gluing properties. Necks and Headstock also available.

 

Part & Dimensions

Item #

Cherry

Length x Width x Thickness, Metric Converter

Grade Price
Guitar Back, 2 pc. each half: 22" x 8.5" x 3/16"
Guitar Sides, 2 pc. each half: 34" x 5" x 3/16"
CHDM Master $100/set
Jumbo Back, 2 pc. each half: 22" x 9.25" x 3/16"
Jumbo Sides, 2 pc. each half: 35" x 5.25" x 3/16"
CHJM Master $120/set
 

 

Flamed Maple (Sets include back & sides)

Part & Dimensions

Item #

Flamed Maple

Length x Width x Thickness, Metric Converter

Grade Price
Guitar Back, 2 pc. each half: 22" x 8.5" x 3/16"
Guitar Sides, 2 pc. each half: 34" x 5" x 3/16"
FMBSDM Master $190/set
Guitar Back, 2 pc. each half: 22" x 8.5" x 3/16"
Guitar Sides, 2 pc. each half: 34" x 5" x 3/16"
FMBSD3A 3A $170/set
Guitar Back, 2 pc. each half: 22" x 8.5" x 3/16"
Guitar Sides, 2 pc. each half: 34" x 5" x 3/16"
FMBSD2A 2A $100/set
Guitar Back, 2 pc. each half: 22" x 8.5" x 3/16"
Guitar Sides, 2 pc. each half: 34" x 5" x 3/16"
FMBSD1A 1A $50/set
Jumbo Back, 2 pc. each half: 22" x 9.25" x 3/16"
Jumbo Sides, 2 pc. each half: 35" x 5.25" x 3/16"
FMBSJM Master $200/set
Jumbo Back, 2 pc. each half: 22" x 9.25" x 3/16"
Jumbo Sides, 2 pc. each half: 35" x 5.25" x 3/16"
FMBSJ3A 3A $180/set
Jumbo Back, 2 pc. each half: 22" x 9.25" x 3/16"
Jumbo Sides, 2 pc. each half: 35" x 5.25" x 3/16"
FMBSJ2A 2A $120/set
Jumbo Back, 2 pc. each half: 22" x 9.25" x 3/16"
Jumbo Sides, 2 pc. each half: 35" x 5.25" x 3/16"
FMBSJ1A 1A $60/set
Acoustic Guitar Neck, 24" x 4" x 2.5" FMAGNM Master $90/ea.
Acoustic Guitar Neck, 24" x 4" x 2.5" FMAGN3A 3A $75/ea.
Acoustic Guitar Neck, 24" x 4" x 2.5" FMAGN2A 2A $60/ea.
Acoustic Guitar Neck, 24" x 4" x 2.5" FMAGN1A 1A $40/ea.
Big Guitar Neck, 30" x 4" x 2" FMBGNM Master $110/ea.
Big Guitar Neck, 30" x 4" x 2" FMBGN3A 3A $90/ea.
Big Guitar Neck, 30" x 4" x 2" FMBGN2A 2A $75/ea.
Big Guitar Neck, 30" x 4" x 2" FMBGN1A 1A $45/ea.
Acoustic Neck, 26" x 4" x 1.25" FMAGNM2 Master $75/ea.
Acoustic Neck, 26" x 4" x 1.25" FMAGN3A2 3A $65/ea.
Acoustic Neck, 26" x 4" x 1.25" FMAGN2A2 2A $50/ea.
Acoustic Neck, 26" x 4" x 1.25" FMAGN1A2 1A $35/ea.
Fingerboard, 21" x 3" x 1/4" FMFBDM2 Master $23/ea.
Fingerboard, 21" x 3" x 1/4" FMFBD3A2 3A $20/ea.
Fingerboard, 21" x 3" x 1/4" FMFBD2A2 2A $15/ea.
Fingerboard, 21" x 3" x 1/4" FMFBD1A2 1A $7/ea.
Bridge Blank, 7" x 2" x 3/8" FMBBDM Master $10/ea.
Bridge Blank, 7" x 2" x 3/8" FMBBD3A 3A $8/ea.
Bridge Blank, 7" x 2" x 3/8" FMBBD2A 2A $6/ea.
Bridge Blank, 7" x 2" x 3/8" FMBBD1A 1A $4/ea.
Headplate Blank, 8" x 4.5" x 1" FMHPBM Master $15/ea.
Headplate Blank, 8" x 4.5" x 1" FMHPB3A 3A $12/ea.
Headplate Blank, 8" x 4.5" x 1" FMHPB2A 2A $8/ea.
Headplate Blank, 8" x 4.5" x 1" FMHPB1A 1A $4/ea.
Headplate Overlay Veneer, 8" x 4.25" x 3/16" FMHPVM Master $8/ea.
Headplate Overlay Veneer, 8" x 4.25" x 3/16" FMHPV3A 3A $6/ea.
Headplate Overlay Veneer, 8" x 4.25" x 3/16" FMHPV2A 2A $4/ea.
Headplate Overlay Veneer, 8" x 4.25" x 3/16" FMHPV1A 1A $2/ea.
Heel Joint Blank 3.25" x 2.5" x 2.5" FMNJBM Master $10/ea.
Heel Joint Blank 3.5" x 2.5" x 2.5" FMNJB3A 3A $8/ea.
Heel Joint Blank 3.5" x 2.5" x 2.5" FMNJB2A 2A $6/ea.
Heel Joint Blank 3.5" x 2.5" x 2.5" FMNJB1A 1A $4/ea.
Rosette Square, 5.5" x 5.5" x 3/16" FMRSM Master $8/ea.
Rosette Square, 5.5" x 5.5" x 3/16" FMRS3A 3A $6/ea.
Rosette Square, 5.5" x 5.5" x 3/16" FMRS2A 2A $4/ea.
Rosette Square, 5.5" x 5.5" x 3/16" FMRS1A 1A $2/ea.
Bindings, 2 pc./set, 34" - 36" x 3/8" x 5/16" FMPSM Master $12/set
Bindings, 2 pc./set, 34" - 36" x 3/8" x 5/16" FMPS3A 3A $10/set
Bindings, 2 pc./set, 34" - 36" x 3/8" x 5/16" FMPS2A 2A $6/set
Bindings, 2 pc./set, 34" - 36" x 3/8" x 5/16" FMPS1A 1A $4/set
Back Strip, 22" x 1.5" x 3/16" FMBSM2 Master $8/ea.
Back Strip, 22" x 1.5" x 3/16" FMBS3A2 3A $6/ea.
Back Strip, 22" x 1.5" x 3/16" FMBS2A2 2A $5/ea.
Back Strip, 22" x 1.5" x 3/16" FMBS1A1 1A $4/ea.
Pickguard Blank, 10" x 5" x 3/16" FMPGM Master $15/ea.
Pickguard Blank, 10" x 5" x 3/16" FMPG3A 3A $13/ea.
Pickguard Blank, 10" x 5" x 3/16" FMPG2A 2A $8/ea.
Pickguard Blank, 10" x 5" x 3/16" FMPG1A 1A $4/ea.
 
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Quilted Maple (Sets include back & sides)

Part & Dimensions

Item #

Quilted Maple

Length x Width x Thickness, Metric Converter

Grade Price
Guitar Back, 2 pc. each half: 22" x 8.5" x 3/16"
Guitar Sides, 2 pc. each half: 34" x 5" x 3/16"
QMBSDM Master $240/set
Guitar Back, 2 pc. each half: 22" x 8.5" x 3/16"
Guitar Sides, 2 pc. each half: 34" x 5" x 3/16"
QMBSD3A 3A $220/set
Guitar Back, 2 pc. each half: 22" x 8.5" x 3/16"
Guitar Sides, 2 pc. each half: 34" x 5" x 3/16"
QMBSD2A 2A $170/set
Guitar Back, 2 pc. each half: 22" x 8.5" x 3/16"
Guitar Sides, 2 pc. each half: 34" x 5" x 3/16"
QMBSD1A 1A $100/set
Guitar Neck, 24" x 4" x 2" QMAGNM Master $120/ea.
Guitar Neck, 24" x 4" x 2" QMAGN3A 3A $100/ea.
Guitar Neck, 24" x 4" x 2" QMAGN2A 2A $80/ea.
Guitar Neck, 24" x 4" x 2" QMAGN1A 1A $60/ea.
Big Guitar Neck, 30" x 4" x 2"  QMBGNM Master $190/ea.
Big Guitar Neck, 30" x 4" x 2" QMBGN3A 3A $160/ea.
Big Guitar Neck, 30" x 4" x 2" QMBGN2A 2A $100/ea.
Big Guitar Neck, 30" x 4" x 2" QMBGN1A 1A $80/ea.
Acoustic  Neck, 26" x 4" x 1.25" QMAGNM2 Master $120/ea.
Acoustic Neck, 26" x 4" x 1.25" QMAGN3A2 3A $100/ea.
Acoustic Neck, 26" x 4" x 1.25" QMAGN2A2 2A $80/ea.
Acoustic Neck, 26" x 4" x 1.25" QMAGN1A2 1A $60/ea.
Fingerboard, 21" x 3" x 1/4" QMFBDM2 Master $30/ea.
Fingerboard, 21" x 3" x 1/4" QMFBD3A2 3A $25/ea.
Fingerboard, 21" x 3" x 1/4" QMFBD2A2 2A $19/ea.
Fingerboard, 21" x 3" x 1/4" QMFBD1A2 1A $10/ea.
Bridge Blank, 7" x 2" x 3/8" QMBBDM Master $12/ea.
Bridge Blank, 7" x 2" x 3/8" QMBBD3A 3A $10/ea.
Bridge Blank, 7" x 2" x 3/8" QMBBD2A 2A $8/ea.
Bridge Blank, 7" x 2" x 3/8" QMBBD1A 1A $4/ea.
Headplate Blank, 8" x 4.5" x 1" QMHPBM Master $20/ea.
Headplate Blank, 8" x 4.5" x 1" QMHPB3A 3A $18/ea.
Headplate Blank, 8" x 4.5" x 1" QMHPB2A 2A $12/ea.
Headplate Blank, 8" x 4.5" x 1" QMHPB1A 1A $8/ea.
Headplate Overlay Veneer, 8" x 4.25" x 3/16" QMHPVM Master $15/ea.
Headplate Overlay Veneer, 8" x 4.25" x 3/16" QMHPV3A 3A $12/ea.
Headplate Overlay Veneer, 8" x 4.25" x 3/16" QMHPV2A 2A $10/ea.
Headplate Overlay Veneer, 8" x 4.25" x 3/16" QMHPV1A 1A $5/ea.
Heel Joint Blank 3.5" x 2.5" x 2.5" QMNJBM Master $12/ea.
Heel Joint Blank 3.5" x 2.5" x 2.5" QMNJB3A 3A $10/ea.
Heel Joint Blank 3.5" x 2.5" x 2.5" QMNJB2A 2A $7/ea.
Heel Joint Blank 3.5" x 2.5" x 2.5" QMNJB1A 1A $4/ea.
Rosette Square, 5.5" x 5.5" x 3/16" QMRSM Master $12/ea.
Rosette Square, 5.5" x 5.5" x 3/16" QMRS3A 3A $10/ea.
Rosette Square, 5.5" x 5.5" x 3/16" QMRS2A 2A $7/ea.
Rosette Square, 5.5" x 5.5" x 3/16" QMRS1A 1A $4/ea.
Pickguard Blank, 10" x 5" x 3/16" QMPGM Master $22/ea.
Pickguard Blank, 10" x 5" x 3/16" QMPG3A 3A $18/ea.
Pickguard Blank, 10" x 5" x 3/16" QMPG2A 2A $13/ea.
Pickguard Blank, 10" x 5" x 3/16" QMPG1A 1A $5/ea.
 
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Spalted Maple (Sets include back & sides)

Part & Dimensions

Item #

Spalted Maple

Length x Width x Thickness, Metric Converter

Grade Price
Neck Blank, 24" x 3.5" x 2" SMGNM Master $70/ea.
Heel Joint Blank 3.5" x 2.5" x 2.5" SMNJBM Master $12/ea.
Headplate Blank, 8" x 4.5" x 1" SMHPBCM Master $15/ea.
Headplate Overlay Veneer, 8" x 4.25" x 3/16" SMHPVM Master $10/ea.
Rosette Squares,  5.5" x 5.5" x 3/16" SMRSM Master $12/ea.
Pickguard Blank, 10" x 5" x 3/16" SMPGM Master $17/ea.
 

 

Black Walnut (Sets include back & sides)

Probably the most under-utilized North American hardwood species for tonewood, It is lighter in weight than most of the tropical hardwoods, but still a durable and very stable wood. Black Walnut is the naturally darkest in color of the indigenous domestic hardwood species, it is great to work with and has a excellent sound, and some have very nice figuring. An all round great wood.

Part & Dimensions

Item #

Black Walnut

Length x Width x Thickness, Metric Converter

Grade Price
Guitar Back, 2 pc. each half: 22" x 8.5" x 3/16"
Guitar Sides, 2 pc. each half: 34" x 5" x 3/16"
BWBSDM Master $100/set
Acoustic Guitar Neck, 24" x 3.5" x 2" BWDGNM Master $60/ea.
Heel Joint Blank 3.5" x 2.5" x 2.5" BWNJBM Master $12/ea.
Headplate Blank, 8" x 4.5" x 1" BWHPBCM Master $12/ea.
Headplate Overlay Veneer, 8" x 4.25" x 3/16" BWHPVM Master $10/ea.
Fingerboard, 21" x 3" x 1/4" BWFBDM Master $15/ea.
Bridge Blank, 7" x 2-1/8" x 1/2" BWBBM Master $10/ea.
Headplate Overlay Veneer, 8" x 4.25" x 3/16" BWHVPM Master $10/ea.
Rosette Square, 5" x 5" x 3/16" BWRSM Master $10/ea.
Bindings, 34" - 36" x 3/8" x 5/16" BWPSM Master $8/ea.
Pickguard Blank, 10" x 5" x 3/16" BWPGM Master $15/ea.
 
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Spanish Cedar (Sets include back & sides)

Part & Dimensions

Item #

Spanish Cedar

Length x Width x Thickness, Metric Converter

Grade Price
Guitar Back, 2 pc. each half: 22" x 8.5" x 3/16"
Guitar Sides, 2 pc. each half: 34" x 5" x 3/16"
SCBSCM Master $80/set
Acoustic Guitar Neck, 24" x 3.5" x 2" SCDGNM Master $60
Heel Joint Blank 3.5" x 2.5" x 2.5" SCNJBM Master $12
 

 

Papua New Guinea Walnut (Sets include back & sides)

Part & Dimensions

Item #

PNG Walnut

Length x Width x Thickness, Metric Converter

Grade Price
Guitar Back, 2 pc. each half: 22" x 8.5" x 3/16"
Guitar Sides, 2 pc. each half: 34" x 5" x 3/16"
PGBSDM Master $90/set
Acoustic Guitar Neck, 24" x 3.5" x 2" PGDGNM Master $60
Heel Joint Blank 3.5" x 2.5" x 2.5" PGNJBM Master $12
Fingerboard, 21" x 3" x 1/4" PGFBDM Master $12
Bridge Blank, 7" x 2-1/8" x 1/2" PGBBM Master $10
Headplate Overlay Veneer, 8" x 4.25" x 3/16" PGHVPM Master $10
Rosette Squares, 5" x 5" x 3/16" PGRSM Master $10
 
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Yellow Cypress (Sets include back & sides)

Part & Dimensions

Item #

Yellow Cypress

Length x Width x Thickness, Metric Converter

Grade Price
Guitar Back, 2 pc. each half: 22" x 8.5" x 3/16"
Guitar Sides, 2 pc. each half: 34" x 5" x 3/16"
CCBSDM Master $70/set
Unshaped Kerfing Strips, 22" x 3/4” x 3/4” CCKSM Master $5
 

 

Espave

Our Espave has been salvaged from sinker logs taken from a fresh water lake created by the Panama Canal and was in the water for approximately 100 years. Espave is also known as White Mahogany Excellent wood for classical guitars. It is closer to alder than to mahogany in workability, but softer than either, and a smell that is truly memorable.

Part & Dimensions

Item #

Espave

Length x Width x Thickness, Metric Converter

Grade Price
Guitar Back, 2 pc. each half: 22" x 8.5" x 3/16"
Guitar Sides, 2 pc. each half: 34" x 5" x 3/16"
EPDM Master $110/set
 
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Zapatero

Our Zapatero has been salvaged from sinker logs taken from a fresh water lake created by the Panama Canal and was in the water for approximately 100 years. Zapatero is a strikingly beautiful wood. Reddish-brown in color, it is somewhere between mahogany and walnut in texture, but harder and more porous than either. Its tap tone is excellent, and can be used for bridges and fingerboards in addition to backs and sides. Zapatero is not difficult to carve. It sands and polishes very well, and would be a great choice for an oil finish.

Part & Dimensions

Item #

Zapatero

Length x Width x Thickness, Metric Converter

Grade Price
Guitar Back, 2 pc. each half: 22" x 8.5" x 3/16"
Guitar Sides, 2 pc. each half: 34" x 5" x 3/16"
ZADM Master $130/set
 

 

Narra AKA New Guinea Rosewood (Sets include back & sides)

Also known as New Guinea Rosewood. The color varies from golden yellow to deep blood red. The grain is mostly straight but sometimes crossed, wavy or interlocked and can have a Bees Wing type figure. The wood is hard and strong and extremely durable. It has a excellent Tap tone.

Part & Dimensions

Item #

Narra

Length x Width x Thickness, Metric Converter

Grade Price
Guitar Back, 2 pc. each half: 22" x 8.5" x 3/16"
Guitar Sides, 2 pc. each half: 34" x 5" x 3/16"
NABSDM Master $90/set
Big Guitar Neck, 30" x 4" x 2" NABGNM Master $80
Acoustic Guitar Neck, 24" x 3" x 4" NAAGNM Master $60
Fingerboard, 21" x 3" x 1/4" NAFBDM Master $12
Bridge Blank, 7" x 2-1/8" x 1/2" NABBM Master $10
Headplate Blank, 8" x 4.5" x 1" NAHPBCM Master $12
Headplate Overlay Veneer 8" x 4.25" x 3/16" NAHVPM Master $10
Rosette Squares, 5" x 5" x 3/16" NARSM Master $10
Unshaped Kerfing Strips, 22" x 3/4” x 3/4” NAKSM Master $7
Bindings, 34" - 36" x 3/8" x 5/16" NAPSM Master $7
Pickguard Blank, 10" x 5" x 3/16" NAPGM Master $15
 
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Amboyna Burl

Part & Dimensions

Item #

Amboyna Burl

Length x Width x Thickness, Metric Converter

Grade Price
Headplate Overlay Veneer, 8" x 4.25" x 3/16" ABHVPM Master $15
Rosette Squares, 5.5" x 5.5" x 3/16" ABRSM Master $12
Pickguard Blank, 10" x 5" x 3/16" ABPGM Master $25
 

 

Maple Burl

Part & Dimensions

Item #

Maple Burl

Length x Width x Thickness, Metric Converter

Grade Price
Headplate Blank, 8" x 4.5" x 1" MBHPBCM Master $15
Headplate Overlay Veneer, 8" x 4.25" x 3/16" MBHPVM Master $10
Rosette Squares,  5.5" x 5.5" x 3/16" MBRSM Master $12
Pickguard Blank, 10" x 5" x 3/16" MBPGM Master $22
 
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Cocobolo, rosewood (Sets include back & sides)

Part & Dimensions

Item #

Cocobolo

Length x Width x Thickness, Metric Converter

Grade Price
Guitar Back, 2 pc. each half: 22" x 8.5" x 3/16"
Guitar Sides, 2 pc. each half: 34" x 5" x 3/16"
COBSDM Master $140/set
Fingerboard, 21" x 2.25" x 3/8" COFBDM Master $20
Bridge Blank, 7" x 2-1/8" x 3/8" COBBDM Master $12
Rosette Squares, 5" x 5" x 3/16" CORSM Master $12
 

 

Part & Dimensions

Item #

Basswood

Length x Width x Thickness, Metric Converter

Grade Price
End & Corner Block, 5" x 3.5" x 1" BAECBD Clear $10
Unshaped Kerfing Strips, 22" x 3/4” x 3/4” BADKS Clear $4
 

 

Truss Rods

Acoustic Guitar Tuss Rod

Part & Dimensions

Item #

Truss Rods

Length x Width x Thickness, Metric Converter

Price
Acoustic 3/16 Hex Key, 15" Adjustable Truss Rod
TRS1 $20
 
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Acoustic Guitar Tonewood Kits

Below Tonewood Kits include:

  • 1x Spruce or Cedar Guitar Top
  • 1x Board Foot Master Grade Bracewood
  • 1x Master Grade Sound Hole Reinforcement Square
  • 8x Master Grade Unshaped Kerfing Strips
  • 1x Back & Side Set (your wood choice)
  • 1x Spruce or Cedar End Block
  • 1x Guitar Neck & Heel Joint Blank (your wood choice)
  • 1x Acoustic 3/16 Hex Key, 15" Adjustable Truss Rod
  • 1x Master Grade Headplate Veneer (your wood choice)
  • 2x Master Grade Binding Strips (your wood choice)
  • 1x Master Grade Fingerboard Blank (your wood choice)
  • 1x Master Grade Bridge Blank (your wood choice)
  • 1x Master Grade Pickguard Blank (your wood choice)
  • 1x Master Grade Rosette Square (your wood choice)
If you are a Beginner Builder and you do not know exactly what you will need, please feel free to email us and we will help you select the items you will need to build the musical instrument you desire.
Tonewood Parts in the following species options: Spruce, WR Cedar, EI Rosewood, Ebony Flamed Maple, Quilted Maple, Narra, Makore, Cherry, PNG Walnut, Black Walnut, Cypress, Spanish Cedar, Basswood.
Please Note: All parts excluding the top, back, sides and neck in all kit grades are Master Grade quality. The only difference in all kits is the top, back, sides and neck grade. Kits with different wood species combinations may vary in price.

Please note: the below kit prices are based upon kits containing the more traditional wood for guitars, they are prices based on kits containing Rosewood back and sides. But if you choose a kit containing a less expensive wood than the Rosewood, the price for your kit will be less than the below prices. So if you wish to buy a kit that contains a back and sides in a wood less expensive wood than the Rosewood, please email us for a price.

Description

Item #

Tonewood Kits
Grade Price
Master Grade Steel String Guitar Tonewood Kits KDFMM Master $320/kit
3A Grade Steel String Guitar Tonewood Kits KDFM3A 3A $300/kit
2A Grade Steel String Guitar Tonewood Kits KDFM2A 2A $270/kit
1A Grade Steel String Guitar Tonewood Kits KDFM1A 1A $220/kit
Entry Level Steel String Guitar Tonewood Kits KDFMB Entry $180/kit
 
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Acoustic Guitar Building Books, DVDs & Plans

Please note: One of the cheapest places to buy Lutherie books, instructional material and non-wood parts, some tools, and accessories for building instruments is Amazon. And on many occasions Amazon offers FREE shipping.  We have put together a list of links for your convenience for all the lutherie related items below for acoustic guitars.

Build Your Own Acoustic Guitar
One of the most organized and attractive recent books on acoustic guitar construction, from English luthier Jonathan Kinkead.

Steel-String Guitar Construction: Acoustic Six-String, Twelve-String, and Arched-Top Guitars. Irving Sloane's classic book on building Dreadnought-sized guitars.

Hand Made, Hand Played: The Art & Craft of Contemporary Guitars

Guitarmaking: Tradition and Technology: A Complete Reference for the Design & Construction of the Steel-String Folk Guitar & the Classical Guitar (Guitar Reference)

The Guitar Player Repair Guide The 3rd edition of the world's favorite guitar repair book is now more complete and easier to use than ever. Includes FREE DVD!

Trade Secrets Book Dan Erlewine has been sharing "trade-secrets" since 1990, we've put them all into two books for you.

Siminoff's Luthier Glossary NEW! An extensive dictionary of luthier terminology, plus useful reference specifications.
Martin Guitars A Technical Reference Revised and Updated Book 2, NEW! The authoritative resource for identifying all Martin models: specifications, prices and production totals.
Fret Work Step By Step by Dan Erlewine (Author)
Martin Guitars A History NEW! The long-awaited update to Martin's official company history, redesigned and lavishly photographed.
Art of Tap Tuning
Build great sound into your stringed instruments; Siminoff's book and DVD show you how.
The Big Red Book of American Lutherie: Volume Three, 1991-1993
Pearl Inlay Book
Instructions for grinding, sawing, routing and gluing abalone and mother-of-pearl, and much more.
Building A Selmer Maccaferri Guitar Build an original-style gypsy jazz guitar, from wood selection to final setup.
Historical Lute Construction The late Robert Lundberg's masterpiece, the definitive work on the lute, celebrates the instrument's history in over 100 photos.
Step-by-Step Guitar Making by Alex Willis (Author) Complete manual with full-size plans for building an OM-style steel-string guitar.
Guitar Setup, Maintenance & Repair by John LeVan
Solid information on setup and troubleshooting, from an expert Nashville guitar tech.
The Luthier's Handbook: A guide to understanding the science and acoustics of stringed instrument structure, to help you make an instrument sound its best.

Engineering the Guitar: Theory and Practice

by Irving Sloane
Left-Brain Lutherie
Technical manual that applies physics and engineering to guitar making.
Manual of Guitar Technology
A scientific approach that covers acoustic principles in guitar making, chemical properties of finishing materials and much more.
Art of the Inlay - Design & Technique for Fine Woodworking - Second Edition.
Guitar Finishing Step-by-Step by Dan Erlewine and Don MacRostie
Complete Guitar Repair
A comprehensive book that covers a wide variety of repair and setup situations.
Lutherie Making Hand and Power Tools (Hardcover)
 by Tim Olsen (Author)
by Irving Sloane
 
 
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