Wednesday, July 12, 2019

New Sets Up!

We've added more Quilted MahoganyAustralian Lacewood, Macacauba, Indian Rosewood,  "Rope Figure" Mahogany, as well as as some nice chocolatey Amazon Rosewood back and side sets! We've also restocked our selection of European and Adirondack Spruce tops!

We are still looking for customers for wholesale quantities of Indian Rosewood backs, sides (at least 10 sets) and fingerboards, and Indian Ebony fingerboards (at least 100 fingerboards).  Please email with your desired quantity to get more information and pricing.  

Finally, we got word that some customers were having trouble purchasing Nigel Forster's eBooks and wanted to let you all know that the links for purchase are now working!

From Prior Weeks:

We got a hold of a couple more sets from "The Tree"! These came from a different section from the same board as the last two sets that we had, so the figure is similar but some veining starts to appear. We've also added more Indonesian Rosewood back and side sets!

This week we've added more Curly Koa, Figure Maple, and Curly Monkey Pod back and side sets!

We've added more Bee's Wing MahoganyOsage Orange ,and Ziricote back and side sets! 

This week we've added more Indonesian Rosewood, and Malaysian Blackwood  Amazon Rosewood, bright and beautiful Cocobolo, and  back and sides as well as more colorful Sinker Redwood tops! 

We've added more, Bubinga, and Indian Rosewood back and side sets! We've also replenished our stock of Ukulele sets with a variety of woods in all sizes!

We've completely restocked our selection Fiddleback Mahogany back and side sets! We've  also updated our stock of Sinker Redwood tops!

We've added more Figured Indian sets, as well as some really clean Osage Orange--the domestic tonewood that everyone seems to love , Figured Hormigo--the best rosewood replacement, and Rope Figured Mahogany! We've also added more Adirondack Spruce tops!

We've been working hard to get our new FlexStrong Compression-Tension Rod up on the website and available to the public! We know of nothing else like it on the market and think that it will be a great option for builders who either want to minimize neck weight, are building thin necks, classical builders, and those who are building Fender style necks, and we will look forward to seeing how other builders incorporate them into their design.

 We've updated our stock with more Curly Koa, an interesting variety of Quilted Mahogany with a  "Rope Figure" as well as some Fiddleback Mahogany back and sides sets! We've also posted a few very nice Sinker Redwood tops!

We've added some nice Plum Pudding MahoganyCurly Claro Walnut, Figured MapleCurly Monkey Pod, Spalted Mango, salvaged Osage Orange, Indian Rosewood that is Figured, Ziricote,  Quilted Mahogany, and Granadillo back and side sets! We've also added more Adirondack tops!

We've added more Malaysian Blackwood , Cocobolo, and Spalted Mango, and Mesquite backs and sides. We've also added more Sinker Redwood tops!

We've posted some nice Macassar Ebony and Figured Maple back and side sets. 

We've added more Curly Claro Walnut  as well as more  highly figured Koa, including some for the ukulele builders!  For tops we've added more Adirondack Spruce!

We've got more Malaysian Blackwood back and side sets! We've also added more Sinker Redwood tops for the ukulele builders!

We've posted more Plum Pudding Mahogany back and sides sets! We're also offering Indian Rosewood sets by grade here.  

We've added more Quilted Mahogany back and side sets.  For tops, we've posted more European and even a couple of Bearclaw Englemann Spruce!

We have a couple of exciting additions this week!  First, we were able to get a hold of a couple of very nice sets from the famously unique mahogany tree, known simply as "The Tree." 

Second, we've completely restocked our selection of Indian Rosewood with some exceptional material!  This the dark purple forest wood that you don't see much of these days and we have it in a limited supply!

We've added more nice, clean and lustrous Osage Orange and Figured Hormigo back and side sets!  Both are excellent rosewood replacements, tonally speaking, that don't require any sort of CITES paperwork. We've also added more Adirondack Spruce tops!

We've added more Malaysian Blackwood, & Curly Koa back and side sets and Sinker Redwood tops!  For the Electric Builders, we've added more Fiddleback Mahogany Drop Tops!

We've restocked our Fiddleback Mahogany back and side sets!  We've also added more Curly Claro Walnut, both as back and side sets for acoustics as well as some nice drop tops for the Electric Builders!  

We've added more Ziricote back and side sets as well as Sinker Redwood tops!  We've also replenished some of our stock for the Ukulele builders!

We've added more  Plum Pudding Mahogany back and side sets!  For tops, we've added more European Spruce!

We've added more Monkey PodWenge and some really nice lustrous Figured Hormigo, which is an excellent Rosewood alternative that doesn't carry any CITES restrictions.  We've also added more Quilted MahoganyIndonesian Rosewood, Fiddleback Mahogany, Australian Lacewood, and Spalted Mango back and side sets!  For tops, we've added more European Spruce!

Finally, we've added more options to our line of FlexStrong Truss Rods!  We can now make them in bass lengths, including any custom length!  All of our rods can be upgraded with wooden sheaths and T-Rods for thin necks.  Photos as well as explanations of how these options work can be seen on the Truss Rod page and we'll be adding more options shortly!

We've added more Indian, Amazon and Honduran Rosewood backs and side sets!  We've also added more Sinker Redwood tops, including some for the ukulele builders!

For backs and sides we've added more Ziricote, Osage Orange, Fiddleback Mahogany and Curly Walnut.  We've also updated our stock of Adirondack Spruce tops! 

We've added more Plum Pudding Mahogany as well as more Indonesian Rosewood and Cocobolo back and side sets!  For tops, we've added more colorful Sinker Redwood!

We've added more nicely quartered Figured Mahogany Neck Blanks as well as Malaysian Blackwood, Macacauba, and Curly Claro Walnut backs and side sets.  We've also posted more Adirondack Spruce tops!

We've updated our stock of  Indian RosewoodCurly KoaChinese Pistache, and Amazon Rosewood back and side sets.  We've also added more European Spruce tops!   

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For backs and sides, we've added more Bees Wing and Quilted Mahogany,, and African Padauk back and side sets! 

We've updated our stock of Figured Hormigo, Bocote, and Malaysian Blackwood back and side sets!  

We've posted more Monkey Pod, Curly Maple, Macacauba back and side sets!  For tops we've added more European Spruce!

We've added more Australian Lacewood and Wenge, back and side sets!

Also, we are now offering a fretboard slotting service!  Below is one that we did for a customer that wanted a compound scale length.  Contact us for a price quote!.  

We're going to be offering a stainless steel dual action compression rod for those who want to minimize weight and save a little money.  We think there's nothing else like it on the market!

 More from before:

 We've also added access to a couple of references to the site in the way of eBooks from our friend, Nigel Forster.  Check out his books, "Making A Living In Lutherie: From Amateur To Professional" and "The Luthier Blog eBook" here!

 We are now offering our FlexStrong Truss rods with a Spoke Nut as a stock item!  Each rod also includes a custom stainless adjustment tool!  

We've added more Mahogany options to our online store.  We've got blanks for both Electric builders and Archtop builders.  We've also added more neck blank dimension options!  If there are any dimensions that you require that aren't currently on the site, please contact us for pricing and availability!


Grant Taggart & Mike Gutsch

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