Don't split the good wood! Before that beautiful set of AAA side wood touches your bending iron, you'll want to practice with this inexpensive wood.
Start with this set of two 4" x 25" practice strips, and you'll lessen the chance of splitting the good wood. These quartersawn wooden strips have the same thickness as our guitar side woods (.095"-.100"). Wood type may vary. See our instructions on side bending to help you get started.