Guitar backs and sides.
guitar made by Peter Johnson.
See home page for contact details and full carriage costs details.
INDIAN ROSEWOOD (Dalbergia latifolia)
Ziricote (Cordia dodecandra) Guitar Back & Side Sets. Bog Oak Guitar back & sides sets.
Pommelé Mahogany (Entandophragma cylindricum)
Pommelé Mahogany exhibits the same kind of figure as seen in American quilted maple, both are a very rare find.
It is a very rare thing to find Pommelé Mahogany in solid lumber as it is most often snapped up at auction buy the veneer cutting mills.
Tasmanian Blackwood (Acacia Blackwood) (Acacia Melanoxylon)
Figured Maple (Acer macrophyllum)
Also known as fiddle back - examples of this wood are quite striking and the preferred figure of violin makers.
Birds eye maple (Acer saccharum) Honduras Mahogany
A wonderful and traditional tonewood for guitar making,
That is a delight to work, and will polish up beautifully,
Figured Jarrah (Eucalyptus marginata)
a beautiful species for those looking for something a little different.
Wenge (Millettia laurentii)
Even colour, chocolate brown, quite hard heavier than Indian Rosewood, with pores within the grain. This wood can make a very nice instrument, and is relatively inexpensive.western size sets only.
Zebrano or Zebra wood (Microberlina Brazzavillensis)
Creamy gold in colour with very strong dark brown lines usually cut fully on the quarter, to give a pleasing stripy effect. Works reasonably well to a good finish.western size sets only.
£55.00 per set.
Padouk ( Pterocarpus soyauxii)
Bright orange when first worked, it will darken down eventually to a more subtle shade of brownish purple. A good tone wood, stable and relatively easy to work.jumbo & acoustic bass sets only.
£55.00 per set.
Spanish Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens)
Introduced into Spain centuries ago from Asia Minor, and is traditionally the preferred tonewood for most flamenco guitar makers, but it’s becoming scarce and expensive. It has a creamy-yellowish colour. Spanish Cypress works well, is quite stable if the wood quartersawn, but is a little difficult to bend.
East Indian Satinwood (Chloroxylon swietenia )
A beautiful subtle wood, the colour is usually a creamy yellow, and the fine grain has a lovely sheen when finished. Satinwood sometimes exhibit’s the highly prized bees wing figure, but the interlocking nature of the grain can make it a bit tricky to work.
Purpleheart (Peltogyne pubescens)
Dull brown when first cut, quickly oxidises to a stunning bright deep purple,
Hard, stable, relatively easy to work, and relatively inexpensive! This species makes a great tonewood! £60 per set
Movingue (Distemonanthus benthamianus Baill. Family: Leguminosae)
Other Names; Anyaran, Anyanran, Anyan (Nigeria) ; Barré (Ivory Coast) ; Eyen (Cameroons); Oguéminia (Gabon); Movingui (Benin).
The pale yellow sapwood is narrow and not clearly defined ; the heartwood is pale to bright yellow or yellow-brown. It is fine textured, the grain is often interlocked, sometimes wavy, and the wood has a very lustrous surface.Often used as a Satinwood substitute, but it is a very attractive wood in its own right.
£60.00 per set.