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.
Effective September 2015, Hibdon Hardwood, Inc. has closed its retail location as all retail lumber and fixtures have been sold to Woodcraft of St. Louis, located at 2077 Congressional Drive St. Louis, MO 63146. Hibdon Hardwood plans to continue supplying Woodcraft with retail lumber for years to come. Please note that our selection of music wood is still available on location for sale by appointment.