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."
The mahogany family includes familiar traditional Honduras mahogany, and African Sipo ("seepo"), a slightly denser and bolder-grained version. Spanish cedar (actually neither Spanish nor cedar) is a fragrant, lighter-weight mahogany. It was used for 1800s Martin necks, and has reappeared in several new Martin steel-string models, as well as in classical guitars from custom builders.
Sized for building a steel-string acoustic guitar neck. Quartersawn blank is approximately 4" thick x 3" wide x 23" long (101.60mm x 76.20mm x 584.20mm)
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.
The Honduras Mahogany species is secure and plentiful, though international trade is restricted. The supply of our wood is from sustained yield forests and is CITES certified.
While mahogany is becoming more restricted, the search for comparable alternatives has been ongoing. Sipo (pronounced see-po) is the closest we are finding to the traditional mahogany that does not have any restrictions to shipping it world wide.