Back Tone Woods Options

Backs and Sides: are all made from solid wood. Only the highest grade of wood is used. Side and back woods are chosen for stiffness, tonal qualities, and beauty. We hope to assist in finding the materials the style of instrument that will be best suited to the player's personal style, desired sound, and performance. Please remember that we can't guarantee what your chosen unique wood will hold in regards to your instrument. We will strive as always to select materials that are both beautiful and functional. Even same species of material will not produce identical tones


Standard back and side woods include East Indian Rosewood, African Sapele, Black Walnut, and Black Cherry.. Please keep in find that lumber varies greatly in its color and natural design. For highly figured lumber the price will be substantially more that for plain or straight grain. It is often difficult to know what we have in stock or what is available. If you the customer can give us an idea of what you are looking for we will do our best to accommodate your desires.