Stringed Instrument Sanctuary
All of our fingerboards are guaranteed to be free of cracks and warpage when we ship them. As with most wood, a little warping when shipping to different climates may occur. This can be usually corrected by weights and stickers while acclimating to your climate and should pose no problems after glue up. Grading is based mostly on aesthetics, inc...
All of our fingerboards are guaranteed to be free of cracks and warpage when we ship them. As with most wood, a little warping when shipping to different climates may occur. This can be usually corrected by weights and stickers while acclimating to your climate and should pose no problems after glue up. Grading is based mostly on aesthetics, including coloring and grain patterns and may vary from species to species.
STEEL STRING / ELECTRIC GUITAR
|508mm x 69.9mm x 7.9mm||20" x 2 1/2" x 5/16"|
|CLASSICAL GUITAR||508mm x 63.5mm x 7.9mm||20" x 2 3/4" x 5/16"|
|WIDE/7-STRING||508mm x 76.mm x 7.9mm||20" x 3" x 5/16"|
660mm x 69.9mm x 7.9mm
26" x 2 3/4" x 5/16"
BASS 5-STRING GUITAR
711mm x 82.6mm x 7.9mm
28" x 3 1/4" x 5/16"
BASS 6-STRING GUITAR
|711mm x 95.3mm x 7.9mm||28" x 3 3/4" x 5/16"|
|304.8mm x 50.8mm x 6.35mm||12" x 2" x 1/4"|
** Dimensions can vary from fingerboard to fingerboard. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for exact sizes of YOUR fingerboards.
Walnut is the only North American dark wood. Its heartwood varies from a purplish-brown with thin, dark veins to gray-brown and even orange-brown or lighter pale brown to a dark chocolate brown with darker brown streaks. It can sometimes have a grey, purple, or reddish cast The narrow sapwood tends to be white. Grain is usually straight, but can be irregular. Has a medium texture and moderate natural luster. Sapwood is pale yellow-gray to nearly white. Figured grain patterns such as curl, crotch, and burl are also seen. Under a gloss, the grain is very deep, thick and rich looking.
Glues, stains, and finishes well, (though walnut is rarely stained). It is somewhat softer than Maple though stiffer than Mahogany.
One of the first great alternatives to Brazilian Rosewood, East Indian Rosewood is versatile, powerful, and one of the most popular tonewoods of the past 40 years.... it has been the go-to choice for boutique builders and major manufacturers because it's beautiful, extremely stable, and often much less expensive than more exotic rosewoods. Loved by flatpickers for its volume and booming low-end growl and by fingerpickers for its sparkling highs and distinct note separation, it can at times be precisely delicate and at others unapologetically thunderous.
East Indian Rosewood works equally well by hand or by machine and it bends quite comfortably. Although it's slightly less dense than Brazilian Rosewood, it is generally more dimensionally stable and significantly less prone to cracking.
East Indian Rosewood is visually stunning as well, with hues of chocolate brown commonly found alongside hints of gold, red and purple. The wood darkens with age, usually becoming a deep brown. All of this adds up to a tonewood that is dependably workable and audibly remarkable.
East Indian Rosewood is listed on CITES appendix II under the genus-wide restriction on all Dalbergia species—which also includes finished products made of the wood. It is also listed on the IUCN Red List as vulnerable due to a population reduction of over 20% in the past three generations, caused by a decline in its natural range, and exploitation.
“Granadillo” is the common name most frequently applied to the quality hardwood that comes from several species within the Platymiscium genus. All are quality hardwood providing exceptional character, color and tonality.
Granadillo is prized for its reddish brown coloring that routinely includes blacks, violets and oranges mixed in; it has proven itself time and again as a premiere choice for both musical instruments and furniture alike. Heartwood color can be highly variable, ranging from a bright red to a darker reddish or purplish brown, frequently with darker stripes. When the wood is referred to as “Hormigo,” various suffixes are used to describe the heartwood color: “Hormigo Negro” for darker pieces or “Hormigo Rojo” for orangish red pieces. Clearly demarcated sapwood is yellow to white. Granadillo emits a caramel like scent when worked. It is also an excellent alternative to Cocobolo for those who do not wish to deal with the excessive oil and potential allergic reactions that true rosewoods sometimes induce. Typical straight grain patterns with some irregularity, it is also known to have frequent figuring.
As with all Platymiscium species, the heartwood is also extremely resistant to fungi and termite attack, which is due to its content of secondary metabolites.
Katalox has exceptional strength properties, and is among the very stiffest and strongest woods available worldwide. Its dark color makes it a popular substitute for ebony, and the wood is sometimes called Mexican Royal Ebony, though it is not a true ebony in the Diospyros genus. Grain is usually straight, but can also be irregular or interlocked. With a fine even texture and good natural luster. Varies depending upon species, but generally very durable. Heartwood is usually considered to have a high resistance to decay and termites; though it is susceptible to marine borers.