How to Buy Wood The first consideration is the way the wood is cut. When the wide face of the board is parallel to the annual growth rings the cut is called flat sawn. When the rings are perpendicular to the wide face, it is called quarter sawn. When the board is somewhere … Read more
Last Updated: March 19, 2013. Jerry has recently enrolled in a class to build a guitar at Midwest Guitar. He is being taught by Master Luthier, Michael Boggeman. We will be updating his status and pictures as the guitar comes along. Due to the large number of photos, we have moved this story HERE!
Stage 1: Initial conditioning. We establish the initial temperature, the initial depression (a low number = high humidity), and the duration of stage one. Above, the initial temperature is set to 100 degrees F., the initial depression to 6 degrees, and the duration of phase one is one day. The controller will maintain the initial … Read more
Most of the wood we acquire in Mexico comes from the Mexican states of Quintana Roo and Campeche. Forestry in these states is based on the ejido system set up by the Mexican government to accommodate the Maya communities that have been there thousands of years. The Maya are very community oriented and this … Read more
NOTICE TO OUR CUSTOMERS: After our present, fully documented, inventory of Cocobolo, Honduras Rosewood and African Blackwood are sold we will no longer carry any Dalbergia species. It is our opinion that these species cannot comply in full with CITES regulations due to the way those species grow and are harvested. This of course, doesn’t … Read more
We have never carried Top wood because we didn’t have a reliable source of high-quality wood. We now have that source and are prepared to offer Sitka Spruce in three grades. Feel free to browse our full selection of Top woods here. Below are selected samples that represent the three grades: Master Grade (4A) Highest … Read more
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As a result of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) meeting that took place September 24 – October 5, 2016, it is our understanding that beginning January 1, 2017 all Dalbergia species will be listed as CITES II. This means that it will require re-export permits from … Read more