Musical Instrument Timbers
Here is the range of timbers for musical instruments.
I'm mostly focusing on one piece bodies and necks, I have an excellent contact at one of the distributors who reserves all the boards wider than 355mm when they come in, it's not an unlimited source but I can get lots of Poplar and Sapele, Ash, Walnut and Agba are harder to get and the Cherry is very rare.
With the necks I try to stock a wide range of sizes and try to select, knot, sapwood and pip free pieces, Quartersawn is very rare.
I'm trying to expand the range, particularly in fretboards and have ordered a good load of Blackwood and Ivory from Mozambique but nothing is guaranteed and export licences are getting harder to get, ( even though the Blackwood is from well managed forestry and comes with all certification and paperwork).
If you feel you want to ask anything about a particular blank before ordering I can dig it out and inspect it also if you have any photo's of finished guitars that might help me illustrate a timber I would appreciate them, I can use them anonymously, attributed or as a mini advert with a link to your website or facebook page.
Delivery is usually by UPS for bodies and 30" necks and Hermes for longer items, packages are well wrapped and using pre-used with quite random branding.
Regular customers may notice that the Maple and Cherry necks have gone up slightly in price ( about 50p) this is because I am now re-sawing the blanks from thicker material, this is giving better quality blanks which I hope you will appreciate, I'm also adding more sizes and thicknesses to the one piece range.