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Music & Exotic Woods

Guitar Bodies, Tops, and Exotic Woods

This collection features both top-grade guitar tops and bodies as well as beautiful seconds suitable for building amazing, unique instruments.  Please pay special attention to the descriptions, which will note clearly whether the piece you are viewing is graded as top-grade or second.

What does ‘second’ mean?  It means that this set has issues such as small defect, which renders it “not perfect” for top-grade.  Items in this classification will still make stunning guitars with careful pattern placement.  Many custom builders prefer sets with unique characteristics for a truly one-of-a-kind instrument.

Throughout the product descriptions, wood grade will be frequently noted.  Below is an explanation:

3A refers to light figure.  A 3A piece may have small “dead spots” where the figure is not present at all or is so light that it will only be seen once the piece is finished.

4A refers to nice figure, which covers the entire pattern area, but lacks iridescence, or “pop”.

5A refers to strong figure and “iridescence”, which means white, contrasting lines.

The “exotics” in this collection are a mix of products which we do not normally carry.  These are African, Asian, and South American woods.

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Beautiful 2-piece quilted maple set with 5A grade figure, spalt lines, color variations, and one live edge.
Beautiful 2-piece quilted maple set with 5A grade figure, spalt lines, color variations, and one live edge.
Quilted Maple Book-matched Set (QBM240127)
Price
$120
Beautiful quilted maple 2-piece set with gorgeous two-tone color, 5A grade angel-step figure and chocolate undertones.
Beautiful quilted maple 2-piece set with gorgeous two-tone color, 5A grade angel-step figure and chocolate undertones.
Quilted Maple Book-matched Set (QBM240125)
Price
$130
Quilted maple 2-piece set with 4A grade angel-step figure, interesting color variations, and light green streak.
Quilted maple 2-piece set with 4A grade angel-step figure, interesting color variations, and light green streak.
Quilted Maple Book-matched Set (QBM240123)
Price
$120
Beautiful 2-piece flame (curly) maple set with two-tone color, gorgeous blue streaks, 5A grade curl, and one live edge.
Beautiful 2-piece flame (curly) maple set with two-tone color, gorgeous blue streaks, 5A grade curl, and one live edge.
Flame (Curly) Maple Book-matched Set (FBM240122)
Price
$100
Beautiful flame (curly) maple half billet with 5A grade curl, two-tone color, and band of spalting (solid).
Beautiful flame (curly) maple half billet with 5A grade curl, two-tone color, and band of spalting (solid).
Flame (curly) Maple 1/2 Billet (HFO240111)
Price
$80
Stunning quilted maple 2-piece set with 5A grade figure and interesting two-tone color
Stunning quilted maple 2-piece set with 5A grade figure and interesting two-tone color
Quilted Maple Book-matched Set (QBM240102)
Price
$130
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Beautiful quilted maple 2-piece set with 5A grade figure, interesting spots of cambium throughout and a partial live edge.
Beautiful quilted maple 2-piece set with 5A grade figure, interesting spots of cambium throughout and a partial live edge.
Quilted Maple Book-matched Set (QBM240101)
Price
$130
Flame maple half billet with amazing 5A flat-sawn figure and light blue streaks.
Flame maple half billet with amazing 5A flat-sawn figure and light blue streaks.
Flame Maple Half Billet (HFO231035)
Price
$80
Gorgeous quilted maple full billet with interesting color streaks and 4A curl throughout.
Gorgeous quilted maple full billet with interesting color streaks and 4A curl throughout.
Quilted Maple Full Billet (HQT231025)
Price
$160

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