As I believe all of the woods used in guitar construction must be properly seasoned I do not use any woods in my guitars that I have not had in my possession for at least four to five years.
Below you will find the different back and side sets as well as the different binding woods I currently have available for you to choose from.
If after you have looked over the tone woods and binding woods and would like to see what a particular back and side set will look like with a certain binding, please don't hesitate to contact me and I would be happy to email you a picture of them together.
While African Rosewood (also known as Bubinga) is not a true Rosewood, it has the same warm rich responsive tone, tight bass, sparkling midrange and bright trebles and is a wonderful tone wood in every respect.
Amazon Rosewood looks and sounds as close to Brazilian Rosewood as you can get. With a rich bass, clean clear midrange and sparkling trebles it's an especially wonderful tonewood for larger guitars.
Black Limba is wood similar to Mahogany in tone but with a much more interesting coloring and appearance.
Claro Walnut has a warm rich look with tonal properties similar to the Rosewood family.
Cocobolo is one of the most beautiful of the Rosewoods with a warm, rich and responsive tone.
Indian Rosewood has been a mainstay of guitar building for many years. With great tonal properties right across the sound palate and a timeless beauty it's hard to beat. I have available Select Grade (SG), Premium Grade (PG) and some very nice Special Color Sort (SCS) sets.