East Indian Rosewood Finger Boards – April 2013
Most people don’t know what a slab looks like once they are finished. When you look at a piece of wood you may not be able to see a grain or color pattern. Once a slab is finished, it can totally shock you with how unique it is. We have finished a few species to show our customers what slabs will look like when finished. We hope that in the future we may be able to do this with more of our products and species! I hope you enjoy the photos and remember, we have all of these available!
This is how amazing Guanacaste Slabs look finished!
African Mahogany just has an unreal finish!
Purpleheart Slab has a beautiful color effect.
Sapele has the most beautiful grain once finished.
We carry a full range of musical tonewoods, and luthier supplies. We are featuring our Guitar Sets on this week on Sale!!! We have our featured guitar sets 30% OFF for a limited time. Take advantage of these beautiful sets that come with beautiful prices!
30% Off This Week Only
30% OFF Guitar Sets for One Week Only!! Take advantage of this promotion now by using Coupon Code: LUTHIER Visit the Guitar Set page for further details!
Some Exclusions: East Indian Rosewood, Cocobolo & Ebony
Next week our Featured Item will be Pen Blank Deals, so be sure to check back next week for some special savings!
3 1/8 x 4 3/8 x 36 1/8
This is an extremely rare piece because of it’s size! This is 4” thick x 5.5” wide x 28.5” long
Gabon Ebony Diospyrus Crassiflora
*Please Note: Not all Ebony is all black. Pieces may have slight discoloration or streaking.
We have just received our Ebony shipment and have several 4” thick pieces that are solid black! We will list each piece individually, so be sure to check our Unique & Rare Items section to see what is available!
Unique 4” Thick Pieces of Ebony – April 2013
East Indian Rosewood (Dalbergia latifolia) comes from India and is a beautiful exotic turning wood that is easy to work with. Wonderful striped figure. It is very stable. The resin makes it a little hard to glue, and it is necessary to pre-drill before nailing. Only exported as turning squares or components for musical instruments.
West Penn Hardwoods offers precut and sanded thin East Indian Rosewood boards on our Thin Dimensional Stock page. For the luthier or hobbyist guitar builder, we also carry East Indian Rosewood guitar sets and finger boards on our Musical Grade Lumber & Sets page.
Featured Item of the Week!
East Indian Rosewood ~ Select Sizes on Sale This Week ~ 25% OFF
We have some over-stock on East Indian Rosewood! We have marked down several sizes including LARGE bowl blocks and some Spindle Stock material. This is a huge savings!! Please visit our East Indian Rosewood Turning Stock page for more details!
ON SALE – Marked down from $56.00 – April 2013
Did you know that Snakewood is one of the world’s most rare species, only growing in a small region in the north part of South America. It is named snakewood due to the remarkable resemblance to a real snake’s skin. Snakewood is extremely heavy, hard and strong. Heartwood is reddish brown with speckles of black appearing as hieroglyphics or snakeskin markings. Snakewood has a straight grain and fine, even texture. Snakewood is brittle and splits easily. Very smooth when finished; has a natural polish.
As a rare and small tree, prices for surfaced and milled Snakewood that display the characteristic snakeskin pattern are perhaps the most expensive of any exotic lumber worldwide in terms of per-boardfoot cost. Less figured sections of the wood are usually sold for much lower prices. Snakewood is also commonly sold in full and half log forms.
One look at a highly figured piece of Brosimum guianense and it’s easy to see why it’s called Snakewood: the dramatic specks and splotches bear a close resemblance to the skin of a snake. Such figuring can be so pronounced that it has been compared to the writing of hieroglyphics, and is sometimes called Letterwood. In addition to its colorful figure, Snakewood is also among the densest and hardest of all wood species worldwide. Among woodworkers, it vies with Lignum Vitae as the heaviest wood in the world.
We have just received more Snakewood into our facility, and we have plenty to go around! We have 1.5 x 1.5 x 12 and 1.5 x 1.5 x 18’s available, but these sizes will go fast, so order while you can! In addition, we have marked our other sizes down by 25%!! Take a look at our Snakewood page today to place your order!