African Sipo ("seepo") is a beautiful mahogany variety. A little bit denser with slightly bolder grain. Can be shipped internationally!
Sized for building a tenor or soprano ukulele neck
Quartersawn blank is approximately
3" thick x 3" wide x 18" long
(76mm x 76mm x 457mm)
Fine wood for building your own neck.
For over 40 years we've supplied select neck wood to instrument makers. Each kiln-dried planed neck blank is a solid piece that's ready for bandsawing and shaping in your shop. Sizes include sufficient wood for adding headstock "ears."
About our mahogany neck blanks
Used in traditional guitarmaking, genuine mahogany is very stable, dense, and is one of the best woods for woodworking; it sands easily, routered edges stay crisp and sharp, and it accepts stains and finish. Unsurpassed working and finishing qualities.
While international trade of mahogany is becoming more restricted, the search for comparable alternatives has been ongoing. Sipo is the closest we are finding to the traditional mahogany that does not have any restrictions to shipping it worldwide.
- 1-piece solid wood
- Carefully selected
- Kiln dried
Our online instructions Neck Construction Tips and Techniques include tips for adding headstock "ears," routing for a truss rod, laminating a classical guitar heel, and more.