Hibdon Hardwood, Inc. was founded in 1978. We are direct importers of exotic wood, burl, and veneer logs mainly from Guatemala and Mexico. We also purchase from other U.S. importers.
We specialize in making parts for musical instruments, especially acoustic guitars. The process begins by selecting logs in the forests of Central America and Mexico. Sometimes, we supervise the cutting at the sawmills there, but more often the logs are container shipped to St. Louis where we quartersaw the logs into blanks and then resaw the blanks into back and side sets. We make neck blanks, fingerboards, bridge blanks and other parts for guitars. We also supply blanks for other instruments like fifes, flutes, bagpipes and marimbas among others.
At our location, we have a horizontal band sawmill, a horizontal band resaw, planer, straight-line rip saw, wide belt sander and other related machinery. We also have two low temperature dry kilns with a total capacity of 15,000 board feet.
In the autum of 2003, we opened a 2,200 square foot retail store. It is open Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm. It is located next door to our offices at 1412 N. Broadway.
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