Brazilian & Honduras Mahogany

smooth attack and a rich singing quality giving warm, rounded tones. A maple cap will provide brilliance and punchy lows. Used by Gibson on many models including the iconic late 50's Les Paul

BODIES & NECKS

Korina (Black or White)

beautifully resonant wood with all the characteristics of mahogany only more of everything. White Korina was used by Gibson for Flying V's.

BODIES & NECKS

Alder

moderate attack and smooth decay having a very

even, full and balanced tone with well defined highs and clear lows. Often used on mid to later Fender Stratocasters.

BODIES

Poplar

similar in many respects to Alder, though without perhaps the same sustain.

BODIES

Swamp Ash

distinct ringing tones and produces transparent       timbres with bell like overtones - alive and lightweight. Used on early Fender Telecasters and Stratocasters.

BODIES

Walnut

has some of the woody tones of mahogany and its warm bass response but also mids and trebles associated with Rosewood.

BODIES & NECKS

Maple (birds eye)

has bright tone and  good sustain with plenty of bite. When used with mahogany it provides more brilliance and punchy lows.

TOPS & NECKS & FINGERBOARDS

Maple (Flame/tigerstripe)

has bright tone and  good sustain with plenty of bite. When used with mahogany it provides more brilliance and punchy lows. Used as carved tops on icon late 50's Les Pauls.

TOPS & NECKS & FINGERBOARDS

Maple (Quilted)

has bright tone and  good sustain with plenty of bite. When used with mahogany it provides more brilliance and punchy lows. First used as a standard tone wood on PRS custom 22 and Santana model.

TOPS

Maple (Eastern/Rock)

has bright tone and  good sustain with plenty of bite. When used with mahogany it provides more brilliance and punchy lows. Standard neck wood on Fender bolt on neck guitars.

TOPS & NECKS & FINGERBOARDS

Figured American Black Walnut 

similar to the woody tones of mahogany and its warm bass but with the mids and trebles associated with Rosewood.

TOPS & NECKS

Tasmanian Blackwood/Koa

a close relative of koa, which has similar tonal characteristics to mahogany. As a top it tends to sit well with mahogany's tone spectrum.

TOPS

Wenge

adding brightness and attack with percussive snap and it needs no lacquer just oil.

NECKS

Brazilian Rosewood

we have limited stock of this rare tonewood which imparts a glassy tone being very resonant, producing deep bass response and brilliant trebles with a slow decay - very bell like.

FINGERBOARDS

Indian Rosewood

helps fatten up the midrange though highs tend to be dampened by the woods high oil content. Often used on Fender guitars instead of Maple.

FINGERBOARDS

African (Gaboon) Ebony

it has a crisp attack and fast decay, tending to add brilliance to the sound and imparting snap.

FINGERBOARDS

Asian Ebony

it has a crisp attack and fast decay, tending to add brilliance to the sound and imparting snap.

FINGERBOARDS

Ziricote

exhibiting all the tonal characteristics of brazilian rosewood.

FINGERBOARDS

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