INSTRUMENT WOODS

BACKS AND SIDES

Black Walnut

Black Acacia

Beech

Claro Walnut

Cherry

Eucalyptus

Honduras Rosewood

Indian Rosewood

Koa

Lacewood

Mango

Maple

Mahogany

Myrtle

Narra

Padauk

Pistachio

Purple Heart

Black Locust

Pau Ferro

Sapele

Sycamore

Zebra Wood



**These are a few of the woods I have in stock.

Certain combinations and woods like koa are an up charge

I can find other woods although it may take some time

TOPS

Adirondack Spruce

Sitka Spruce

Engleman Spruce

Koa

Mahogany

Western Red Cedar

Redwood

Yellow Cedar

INLAY

 I am able to do simple inlay, shell rosettes and things like that. For more complicated inlay there are places where we can send it out to have it done. I can do some CNC engraving at an extra cost 

FINISH

 

Mostly I like to use Nitrocelluliouse lacquer but I will do other finishes on request. I prefer Cardinal lacquer but will do Truoil and other oil finishes as well as shellac and french polish. Finishes other than lacquer are an additional charge.

 

NECK WOODS

Honduras Mahogany is the wood I use for the basic necks. Sapele, Port Orford Cedar, Spanish Cedar and Maple are some other choices. I

 

BINDING

Binding comes on all models. Almost anything is possible. Bindings can be ebony, curly maple, Indian rosewood, bloodwood, curly koa, the list is endless. I can pretty much get or make what you want.

 

PRICING

Please contact me for pricing. Wood pricing is constantly going up and will reflect on the final cost. We can work out the right combination of woods for your special project

Gotoh Planetary Geared tuners. I can use Pegheads if you wish but they are a little to delicate for me and I like to avoid them.

I like Oasis strings but you can specify the strings of your choice.

Strap button (if you wish)

Rosewood fretboard with small frets

Paua Abalone fretboard and side markers

Rosewood bridge with string through the bridge construction