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Western Red Cedar, Engelmann Spruce, Sitka Spruce, Lutz Spruce, Red Spruce, Flamed Maple, Quilted Maple. Black Walnut
Spanish Cedar, Cocobolo, Ebony, Myrtle Wood, Ovangkol, Makore, Spalted Maple, New Guinea Walnut
Ebony & East Indian Rosewood, Yellow Cypress, Narra, Amboyna Burl, Maple Burl, Cherry, Espave, Zapatero
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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
Guitar Top, 2 pc./set each half: 21" x 7.5" x 3/16" WRCM Master $70/set
Guitar Top, 2 pc./set each half: 21" x 7.5" x 3/16" WRC3A 3A $60/set
Guitar Top, 2 pc./set each half: 21" x 7.5" x 3/16" WRC2A 2A $40/set
Guitar Top, 2 pc./set, each half: 21" x 7.5" x 3/16" WRC1A 1A $30/set
Bracewood / board foot (/BF)

WRBR

Master $24/BF
Sound hole reinforcement, 8” x 8” x 3/16" WRSHR 3A $7/ea.
End block, 5" x 3" x 1" WREBM Master $5/ea.
Unshaped Kerfing Strips 22" x 3/4” x 3/4” WRKSM Master $5/ea.
 

 

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: 21" x 7.5" x 3/16" ESCM Master $75/set
Guitar Top, 2 pc./set, each half:: 21" x 7.5" x 3/16" ESC3A 3A $65/set
Guitar Top, 2 pc./set, each half: 21" x 7.5" x 3/16" ESC2A 2A $45/set
Guitar Top, 2 pc./set, each half: 21" x 7.5" x 3/16" ESC1A 1A $30/set
Bracewood / board foot (/BF) ESBR Master $24/BF
Sound hole reinforcement, 8” x 8” x 3/16" ESSHR 3A $7/ea.
Unshaped Kerfing Strips, 22" x 3/4” x 3/4” ESKSM Master $5/ea.
End block, 5" x 3.5" x 1" ESEBM Master $5/ea.
 
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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: 21" x 7.5" x 3/16" SSCM Master $75/set
Guitar Top, 2 pc./set, each half: 21" x 7.5" x 3/16" SSC3A 3A $65/set
Guitar Top, 2 pc./set, each half: 21" x 7.5" x 3/16" SSC2A 2A $45/set
Guitar Top, 2 pc./set, each half: 21" x 7.5" x 3/16" SSC1A 1A $30/set
Bracewood / board foot (/BF) SSBR Master $24/BF
Sound hole reinforcement, 8” x 8” x 3/16" SSSHR 3A $7
Unshaped Kerfing Strips 22" x 3/4” x 3/4” SSKSM Master $5
 

 

Lutz Spruce

Harvested in British Columbia, Becoming very popular amongst classical builders for its strength and excellent sound.. Guitar top grading

Part & Dimensions

Item #

Sitka Spruce

Length x Width x Thickness, Metric Converter

Grade Price
Guitar Top, 2 pc./set, each half: 21" x 7.5" x 3/16" LZCM Master $90/set
Guitar Top, 2 pc./set, each half: 21" x 7.5" x 3/16" LZC3A 3A $80/set
Guitar Top, 2 pc./set, each half: 21" x 7.5" x 3/16" LZC2A 2A $70/set
Guitar Top, 2 pc./set, each half: 21" x 7.5" x 3/16" LZC1A 1A $50/set
Bracewood / board foot (/BF) LZBR Master $24/BF
Sound hole reinforcement, 8” x 8” x 3/16" LZSHR 3A $10
Unshaped Kerfing Strips 22" x 3/4” x 3/4” LZKSM Master $8
 
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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: 21" x 7.5" x 3/16" LSCM Master Inquire
Guitar Top, 2 pc./set, each half: 21" x 7.5" x 3/16" LSC3A 3A Inquire
Guitar Top, 2 pc./set, each half: 21" x 7.5" x 3/16" LSC2A 2A Inquire
Guitar Top, 2 pc./set, each half: 21" x 7.5" x 3/16" LSC1A 1A Inquire
Guitar Top, 2 pc./set, each half: 21" x 7.5" x 3/16" LSCB B Inquire
Bracewood / board foot (/BF) LSBR Master $50/BF
Sound hole reinforcement, 8” x 8” x 3/16" LSSHR 3A $12/ea.
Unshaped Kerfing Strips, 22" x 3/4” x 3/4” LSKSM Master $10/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 #

Ebony & Rosewood

Length x Width x Thickness, Metric Converter

Grade Price 5+
Guitar Back, 2 pc. each half: 21" x 7.5" x 3/16"
Guitar Sides, 2 pc. each half: 33" x 4.5" x 3/16"
IRBSCM Master $110/set $100/set
Guitar Back, 2 pc. each half: 21" x 7.5" x 3/16"
Guitar Sides, 2 pc. each half: 33" x 4.5" x 3/16"
IRBSC2A 2A $90/set $80/set
Guitar Back, 2 pc. each half: 21" x 7.5" x 3/16"
Guitar Sides, 2 pc. each half: 33" x 4.5" x 3/16"
IRBSC1A 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. $15/ea.
Rosewood Bridge Blank, 9" x 1-3/8" x 9/16" IRBBM Master $10/ea. $10/ea.
Rosewood Peghead Veneer, 8" x 4-1/4" x 3/16" IRHVPM Master $10/ea. $10/ea.
Rosewood Rosette Squares, 5" x 5" x 3/16" IRRSM Master $10/ea. $10/ea.
Ebony Fingerboard Blank, 21" x 2-3/4 - 2-5/8" x 1/4" EFBM Master $32/ea. $30/ea.
Ebony Bridge Blank: 8" x 2" x 9/16" EBBM Master $12/ea. $12/ea.
 

 

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: 21" x 7.5" x 3/16"
Guitar Sides, 2 pc. each half: 33" x 4.5" x 3/16"
MWCBSM Master $70/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: 21" x 7.5" x 3/16"
Guitar Sides, 2 pc. each half: 33" x 4.5" x 3/16"
OVCBSM Master $100/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. Price includes Back & Sides

Part & Dimensions

Item #

Makore

Length x Width x Thickness, Metric Converter

Grade Price
Guitar Back, 2 pc. each half: 21" x 7.5" x 3/16"
Guitar Sides, 2 pc. each half: 33" x 4.5" x 3/16"
MKCM Master $100/set
 
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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: 21" x 7.5" x 3/16"
Guitar Sides, 2 pc. each half: 33" x 4.5" x 3/16"
COCBSM Master $130/set
Fingerboard, 21-15/16" x 2.5" x 11/32" COFBM Master $20
Bridge Blank, 8" x 2-1/8" x 3/8" COBBM Master $12
Rosette Squares, 5" x 5" x 3/16" CORSM Master $12
 

 

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: 21" x 7.5" x 3/16"
Guitar Sides, 2 pc. each half: 33" x 4.5" x 3/16"
FMBSCM Master $190/set
Guitar Back, 2 pc. each half: 21" x 7.5" x 3/16"
Guitar Sides, 2 pc. each half: 33" x 4.5" x 3/16"
FMBSC3A 3A $170/set
Guitar Back, 2 pc. each half: 21" x 7.5" x 3/16"
Guitar Sides, 2 pc. each half: 33" x 4.5" x 3/16"
FMBSC2A 2A $100/set
Guitar Back, 2 pc. each half: 21" x 7.5" x 3/16"
Guitar Sides, 2 pc. each half: 33" x 4.5" x 3/16"
FMBSC1A 1A $50/set
Big Guitar Neck, 30" x 4" x 2" FMBGNM Master $110
Big Guitar Neck, 30" x 4" x 2" FMBGN3A 3A $90
Big Guitar Neck, 30" x 4" x 2" FMBGN2A 2A $60
Big Guitar Neck, 30" x 4" x 2" FMBGN1A 1A $35
Classical Neck, 27" x 4" x 1.25" FMCGNM Master $90
Classical Neck, 27" x 4" x 1.25" FMCGN3A 3A $80
Classical Neck, 27" x 4" x 1.25" FMCGN2A 2A $50
Classical Neck, 27" x 4" x 1.25" FMCGN1A 1A $30
Fingerboard, 22" x 3" x 1/4" FMFBCM2 Master $23
Fingerboard, 22" x 3" x 1/4" FMFBC3A2 3A $20
Fingerboard, 22" x 3" x 1/4" FMFBC2A2 2A $15
Fingerboard, 22" x 3" x 1/4" FMFBC1A2 1A $7
Bridge Blank, 8" x 2" x 3/8" FMBBCM Master $10
Bridge Blank, 8" x 2" x 3/8" FMBBC3A 3A $8
Bridge Blank, 8" x 2" x 3/8" FMBBC2A 2A $6
Bridge Blank, 8" x 2" x 3/8" FMBBC1A 1A $4
Peghead Blank, 8" x 4.5" x 1" FMHPBM Master $15
Peghead Blank, 8" x 4.5" x 1" FMHPB3A 3A $12
Peghead Blank, 8" x 4.5" x 1" FMHPB2A 2A $8
Peghead Blank, 8" x 4.5" x 1" FMHPB1A 1A $4
Peghead Overlay Veneer, 8" x 4-1/4" x 3/16" FMHPVM Master $8
Peghead Overlay Veneer, 8" x 4-1/4" x 3/16" FMHPV3A 3A $6
Peghead Overlay Veneer, 8" x 4-1/4" x 3/16" FMHPV2A 2A $4
Peghead Overlay Veneer, 8" x 4-1/4" x 3/16" FMHPV1A 1A $2
Heel Joint Blank 3.5" x 2.5" x 2.5" FMNJBM Master $10
Heel Joint Blank 3.5" x 2.5" x 2.5" FMNJB3A 3A $8
Heel Joint Blank 3.5" x 2.5" x 2.5" FMNJB2A 2A $6
Heel Joint Blank 3.5" x 2.5" x 2.5" FMNJB1A 1A $4
Rosette Squares, 5.5" x 5.5" x 3/16" FMRSM Master $8
Rosette Squares, 5.5" x 5.5" x 3/16" FMRS3A 3A $6
Rosette Squares, 5.5" x 5.5" x 3/16" FMRS2A 2A $4
Rosette Squares, 5.5" x 5.5" x 3/16" FMRS1A 1A $2
Back Strip, 21" x 1.5" x 3/16" FMBSM Master $6
Back Strip, 21" x 1.5" x 3/16" FMBS3A 3A $5
Back Strip, 21" x 1.5" x 3/16" FMBS2A 2A $4
Back Strip, 21" x 1.5" x 3/16" FMBS1A 1A $3
 
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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: 21" x 7.5" x 3/16"
Guitar Sides, 2 pc. each half: 33" x 4.5" x 3/16"
QMBSCM Master $240/set
Guitar Back, 2 pc. each half: 21" x 7.5" x 3/16"
Guitar Sides, 2 pc. each half: 33" x 4.5" x 3/16"
QMBSC3A 3A $220/set
Guitar Back, 2 pc. each half: 21" x 7.5" x 3/16"
Guitar Sides, 2 pc. each half: 33" x 4.5" x 3/16"
QMBSC2A 2A $190/set
Guitar Back, 2 pc. each half: 21" x 7.5" x 3/16"
Guitar Sides, 2 pc. each half: 33" x 4.5" x 3/16"
QMBSC1A 1A $100/set
Big Guitar Neck, 30" x 4" x 2" QMBGNM Master $190
Big Guitar Neck, 30" x 4" x 2" QMBGN3A 3A $160
Big Guitar Neck, 30" x 4" x 2" QMBGN2A 2A $100
Big Guitar Neck, 30" x 4" x 2" QMBGN1A 1A $80
Classical Neck, 27" x 4" x 1.25" QMCGNM Master $150
Classical Neck, 27" x 4" x 1.25" QMCGN3A 3A $120
Classical Neck, 27" x 4" x 1.25" QMCGN2A 2A $80
Classical Neck, 27" x 4" x 1.25" QMCGN1A 1A $50
Fingerboard, 22" x 3" x 1/4" QMFBCM2 Master $30
Fingerboard, 22" x 3" x 1/4" QMFBC3A2 3A $25
Fingerboard, 22" x 3" x 1/4" QMFBC2A2 2A $19
Fingerboard, 22" x 3" x 1/4" QMFBC1A2 1A $10
Bridge Blank, 8" x 2" x 3/8" QMBBCM Master $12
Bridge Blank, 8" x 2" x 3/8" QMBBC3A 3A $10
Bridge Blank, 8" x 2" x 3/8" QMBBC2A 2A $8
Bridge Blank, 8" x 2" x 3/8" QMBBC1A 1A $4
Peghead Blank, 8" x 4.5" x 1" QMHPBM Master $20
Peghead Blank, 8" x 4.5" x 1" QMHPB3A 3A $18
Peghead Blank, 8" x 4.5" x 1" QMHPB2A 2A $12
Peghead Blank, 8" x 4.5" x 1" QMHPB1A 1A $8
Peghead Overlay Veneer, 8" x 4-1/4" x 3/16" QMHPVM Master $15
Peghead Overlay Veneer, 8" x 4-1/4" x 3/16" QMHPV3A 3A $12
Peghead Overlay Veneer, 8" x 4-1/4" x 3/16" QMHPV2A 2A $10
Peghead Overlay Veneer, 8" x 4-1/4" x 3/16" QMHPV1A 1A $5
Heel Joint Blank 3.5" x 2.5" x 2.5" QMNJBM Master $12
Heel Joint Blank 3.5" x 2.5" x 2.5" QMNJB3A 3A $10
Heel Joint Blank 3.5" x 2.5" x 2.5" QMNJB2A 2A $7
Heel Joint Blank 3.5" x 2.5" x 2.5" QMNJB1A 1A $4
Rosette Squares, 5.5" x 5.5" x 3/16" QMRSM Master $12
Rosette Squares, 5.5" x 5.5" x 3/16" QMRS3A 3A $10
Rosette Squares, 5.5" x 5.5" x 3/16" QMRS2A 2A $7
Rosette Squares, 5.5" x 5.5" x 3/16" QMRS1A 1A $4
Back Strip, 21" x 1.5" x 3/16" QMBSM1 Master $8
Back Strip, 21" x 1.5" x 3/16" QMBS3A1 3A $6
Back Strip, 21" x 1.5" x 3/16" QMBS2A1 2A $5
Back Strip, 21" x 1.5" x 3/16" QMBS1A1 1A $4
 
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Spalted Maple

Part & Dimensions

Item #

Spalted Maple

Length x Width x Thickness, Metric Converter

Grade Price
Neck Blank, 30" x 4" x 1.25" SMGNM Master $60
Heel Joint Blank 3.5" x 2.5" x 2.5" SMNJBM Master $12
Peghead Blank, 8" x 4.5" x 1" SMHPBCM Master $15
Peghead Overlay Veneer, 8" x 4.25" x 3/16" SMHPVM Master $10
Rosette Squares,  5.5" x 5.5" x 3/16" SMRSM Master $12
Back Strip, 21" x 1.5" x 3/16" SMBSM1 Master $8
Back Strip, 21" x 1.5" x 3/16" SMBS3A1 3A $6
Back Strip, 21" x 1.5" x 3/16" SMBS2A1 2A $5
Back Strip, 21" x 1.5" x 3/16" SMBS1A1 1A $4
 

 

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: 21" x 7.5" x 3/16"
Guitar Sides, 2 pc. each half: 33" x 4.5" x 3/16"
SCBSCM Master $80/set
Classical Neck, 27" x 4" x 1.25" SCCGNM Master $50
Heel Joint Blank 3.5" x 2.5" x 2.5" SCNJBM Master $12
Peghead Blank, 8" x 4.5" x 1" SCHPBCM Master $10
 
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Black Walnut (Sets include back & sides)

Part & Dimensions

Item #

Black Walnut

Length x Width x Thickness, Metric Converter

Grade Price
Guitar Back, 2 pc. each half: 21" x 7.5" x 3/16"
Guitar Sides, 2 pc. each half: 33" x 4.5" x 3/16"
BWBSCM Master $100/set
Classical Neck, 27" x 4" x 1.25" BWCGNM Master $60
Fingerboard, 21" x 3" x 1/4" BWFBCM Master $15
Bridge Blank, 7" x 2-1/8" x 1/2" BWBBM Master $10
Peghead Overlay 8" x 4-1/4" x 3/16" BWHVPM Master $10
Rosette Squares, 5" x 5" x 3/16" BWRSM Master $10
 

 

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: 21" x 7.5" x 3/16"
Guitar Sides, 2 pc. each half: 33" x 4.5" x 3/16"
PGBSCM Master $90/set
Classical Neck, 27" x 4" x 1.25" PGCGNM Master $50
Heel Joint Blank 3.5" x 2.5" x 2.5" PGNJBM Master $12
Fingerboard, 21" x 3" x 1/4" PGFBCM Master $12
Bridge Blank, 7" x 2-1/8" x 1/2" PGBBM Master $10
Peghead Blank, 8" x 4.5" x 1" PGHPBCM Master $12
Peghead Overlay Veneer, 8" x 4-1/4" x 3/16" PGHVPM Master $8
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: 21" x 7.5" x 3/16"
Guitar Sides, 2 pc. each half: 33" x 4.5" x 3/16"
YCBSCM Master $80/set
Classical Neck, 27" x 4" x 1.25" YCNCM Master $35
 

 

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: 21" x 7.5" x 3/16"
Guitar Sides, 2 pc. each half: 33" x 4.5" x 3/16"
NABSCM Master $90/set
Big Guitar Neck, 30" x 4" x 2" NABGNM Master $80
Classical Neck, 27" x 4" x 1.25" NACGNM Master $50
Fingerboard, 21" x 3" x 1/4" NAFBCM Master $10
Bridge Blank, 7" x 2-1/8" x 1/2" NABBM Master $7
Peghead Overlay Veneer 8" x 4-1/4" x 3/16" NAHVPM Master $7
Rosette Squares, 5" x 5" x 3/16" NARSM Master $7
 
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Amboyna Burl

Part & Dimensions

Item #

Amboyna Burl

Length x Width x Thickness, Metric Converter

Grade Price
Peghead Overlay Veneer, 8" x 4-1/4" x 3/16" ABHVPM Master $15
Rosette Squares, 5.5" x 5.5" x 3/16" ABRSM Master $12
Back Strip, 21" x 1.5" x 3/16" ABBSM1 Master $8
Back Strip, 21" x 1.5" x 3/16" ABBS3A1 3A $6
 

 

Maple Burl

Part & Dimensions

Item #

Maple Burl

Length x Width x Thickness, Metric Converter

Grade Price
Peghead Blank, 8" x 4.5" x 1" MBHPBCM Master $15
Peghead Overlay Veneer, 8" x 4-1/4" x 3/16" MBHPVM Master $10
Rosette Squares,  5.5" x 5.5" x 3/16" MBRSM Master $12
 
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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: 21" x 7.5" x 3/16"
Guitar Sides, 2 pc. each half: 33" x 4.5" x 3/16"
CHCM Master $100/set
 

 

Espave (Sets include back & sides)

Our Espave has been salvaged from sinker logs taken from a fresh water lake created by the Panama Canal. 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: 21" x 7.5" x 3/16"
Guitar Sides, 2 pc. each half: 33" x 4.5" x 3/16"
EPCM Master $100/set
 
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Zapatero (Sets include back & sides)

Our Zapatero has been salvaged from sinker logs taken from a fresh water lake created by the Panama Canal. 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: 21" x 7.5" x 3/16"
Guitar Sides, 2 pc. each half: 33" x 4.5" x 3/16"
ZACM Master $120/set
 

 

Classical Guitar Tonewood Kits

All Tonewood Kits include:

  • 1x Spruce or Cedar Guitar Top
  • 1x Enough Bracewood to complete a Guitar
  • 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 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 Classical Guitar Tonewood Kits KCFMM Master $300/kit
3A Grade Classical Guitar Tonewood Kits KCFM3A 3A $280/kit
2A Grade Classical Guitar Tonewood Kits KCFM2A 2A $250/kit
1A Grade Classical Guitar Tonewood Kits KCFM1A 1A $200/kit
Entry Level Grade Classical Guitar Tonewood Kits KCFMB Entry $160/kit
 
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Classical 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.  I have put together a list of links for all the lutherie related books below for classical guitar.

Classic Guitar Construction Irving Sloane's book on building Spanish-style nylon-string guitars.

Classical Guitar Making A Modern Approach to Traditional Design
An impressively photographed guide for building a concert classical guitar from scratch.

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

 
Siminoff's Luthier Glossary NEW! An extensive dictionary of luthier terminology, plus useful reference specifications.
Making Master Guitars by Roy Courtnall
Fret Work Step By Step by Dan Erlewine (Author)
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.
Left-Brain Lutherie
Technical manual that applies physics and engineering to guitar making.
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

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

Guitar Finishing Step-by-Step by Dan Erlewine and Don MacRostie
Guitar Setup, Maintenance & Repair by John LeVan
Solid information on setup and troubleshooting, from an expert Nashville guitar tech.
The Classical Guitar Book - A Complete History
Manual of Guitar Technology
A scientific approach that covers acoustic principles in guitar making, chemical properties of finishing materials and much more.

Guitar Fretboard Workbook by Barrett Tagliarino

Complete Guitar Repair
A comprehensive book that covers a wide variety of repair and setup situations.
Masuru Kohno Classical Guitar Plans - Full Scale Drawings, for Making This World Class Guitar by Masuru Kohno Classical Guitar Plans
Historical Lute Construction The late Robert Lundberg's masterpiece, the definitive work on the lute, celebrates the instrument's history in over 100 photos.

Classical Guitar PLANS - Full Scale - Set of 6, Kohno, Contreras, Ramirez, Hauser, Torres, Barbero by Set of 6 full Scale Classical Guitar Plans - blueprints

Engineering the Guitar: Theory and Practice

Manuel Contreras Classical Guitar Plans - Full Scale by Manuel Contreras Classical Guitar Plans.
Trade Secrets Book Dan Erlewine has been sharing "trade-secrets" since 1990, we've put them all into two books for you.
Lutherie Making Hand and Power Tools (Hardcover)
 by Tim Olsen (Author)

Classical Guitar Parts & Accessories

 
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