Woods used in instrument building

I use mostly traditional tone woods in building my instruments and any legally available wood variations are available for selection. Many of my guitar woods have been personally selected on various European trips and include selections from Germany, Switzerland, Prague and Malaysia


Currently I have the following woods in stock:
Soundboards: European and Sitka Spruce, Western Red Cedar, Redwood.
Backs and sides: African blackwood, Australian blackwood, Brazilian Rosewood, Malaysian Blackwood, Madagascan Rosewood (D.baroni), South African Kiaat, flamed Maple, Imbuia, Sapele Mahogany, Honduran Mahogany, Elm and Mangeao.


I have just received new stocks of specially selected master grade Indian Rosewood from a merchant in India.


My new focus is on sustainable woods and although my current wood stock may include some endangered or rare species, once this stock has been depleted all new wood will be purchased with reliable proof of originating from either sustainable forests, wind fall or reclaimed woods.


I have new stocks of first grade CITES approved Spanish cedar neck blanks. All my endangered rosewood stocks have been declared to be Pre Cites and certification is available for exporting out of New Zealand.


Your wood preference and price can be discussed.


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