Figured Sapele Joined Back + Bent Side Set for Dreadnought Guitar - 018

  • 101486|018
  • Entandrophragma cylindricum
  • Joined back, thickness sanded, bent sides
  • Dreadnought



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Figured Sapele Joined Back + Bent Side Set for Dreadnought Guitar - 018

Ready to build now? This stunning set comes with the back joined and shaped, and sides profiled and bent! Building your dream custom dreadnought has never been easier!

Figured Sapele is a fantastic tonewood that produces all the tone you've come to expect from genuine Mahogany but with a totally unique look. These highly figured sets will create a visually stunning guitar too.

Sets of this wood are extremely rare, and only come along once every few years. As a result our supply of these sets is EXTREMELY limited. It's very likely when these are gone we won't be able to get more of this quality. So don't wait, these are sure to sell out quickly.

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Out of the box these are ready to build. Each piece is thickness sanded and ready for your final steps. The sides are accurately bent and profiled to the classic dreadnought shape to match the shaped back—saving you hours or work. With our necks, tops, fingerboards, bridges, and more it's never been easier to craft the guitar of your dreams. 

Minimum back dimensions:
Upper bout: 11-3/4" (298.45mm)
Waist: 11" (279.4mm)
Lower bout: 15-3/4" (400.05mm)
Thickness: 0.115" (2.921mm)

Minimum side dimensions:
Length: 30" (3302mm)
Narrow width: 3-45/64" (93.98mm)
Wide width: 4-3/4" (20.649mm)
Thickness: 0.078" (1.98mm)

Figured Sapele, Entandrophragma cylindricum
Sapele is often referred to as one of the "African Mahoganies", but it is neither a Swietenia nor a Khaya. Sapele has many visual and tonal qualities of genuine Mahogany but without the additional import restrictions.

Tonally it is dry, fast, and articulate. It is perfect for flat pickers and players looking to not get lost in a sea of ringing notes or overtones. Many major manufacturers and custom builders love Sapele for both its tonal properties as well as its easy workability.

These sets have a wide variety of figure, ranging from traditional rope figure, to intense curl, to outstanding quilt. The intensely figured sets are still priced far less than you'd expect for similar figure in Honduran Mahogany.


All WOODSTAX items come with our 100% satisfaction promise and no-hassle returns. If you are unhappy with the wood once you get it, simply return it in its original, unworked condition for a full refund or exchange.

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