Earth-Friendly Instruments and Woods

Instrument Wood Price List
Prices effective December 2011

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HOW I GRADE TONEWOODS

Soundboard Grading - I use the common system of Master Grade, AAA, AA and A designations. I consider straightness of grain, lack of runout, stiffness of the piece across the grain, and verticality of the grain in determining grade. Where my grading differs is in cosmetic appearance of a soundboard. I do not necessarily downgrade a soundboard for aesthetic features of coloration if it has all of the other characteristics of that particular grade. I feel that it is important for luthiers to make use of otherwise excellent soundboards which may not be uniformly colored. In light of shrinking supplies of tonewood world wide, this can help to make better use of limited resources. Luthiers are in a position to be able to educate their clients about these wood choices and change the definition of what is acceptable as an excellent soundboard.To me it is a more sustainable use of what is available to us to make use of more than just monocolored pieces.

Back and Side Grading - generally, I use the common standards for grading with regard to the amount of figure, degree of coloration and straightness of grain .


Acoustic Guitar Woods

BACKS AND SIDES

Classic: Back- 21" x 7.5" x .1875"

Steel String: Back- 22" x 8.25" x .1875"

(535mm x 190mm x 5mm)

(560mm x 210mm x 5mm)

Sides- 30" x 4.25" x .1875"

Sides- 32" x 5" x .1875"

(765mm x 108mm x 5mm)

(815mm x 127mm x 5mm)

Claro Walnut
High Flame

$175 per set

Medium Flame

$120 per set

Little Flame

$75 per set

English Walnut

$95 per set

Bay Laurel (Myrtle)
High Flame

$145 per set

Light to Medium flame

$110 per set

Ribbon Figure

$95 per set

Black Locust - honey colored, very dense, not figured, salvaged street tree

$95 per set

Pearwood -salvaged orchard trees

$95 per set

Sycamore salvage street tree (no figure but beautiful lacy grain)

$95 per set

Madrone-moderate figure

naturally deceased tree

$90 per set


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SOUNDBOARDS


Classic: 21" x 7.5" x .1875"

Steel String: 22" x 8.25" x .1875"

(535mm x 190mm x 5-6mm)

(560 x 210mm x 5-6mm)

Redwood- from dismantled building or driftwood logs
Master Grade

$90 per set

AAA

$68 per set

AA

$49 per set

curly redwood

$85-$105 per set

Western Red Cedar
Master Grade

$72 per set

AAA

$60 per set

AA

$46 per set

Engleman Spruce
Master Grade

$75 per set

AAA

$64 per set

AA

$56 per set

Sitka Spruce - from blown down trees, S.E. Alaska.
Master Grade

$70 per set

AAA

$58 per set

AA

$45 per set

Port Orford Cedar- a blond, very stiff cedar, from fire-killed trees or driftwood logs  
Master Grade $105 per set
AAA $75 per set
AA $62 per set
Douglas Fir- from salvage or blowdown old growth -fine grain
Master Grade $62 per set
AAA $54 per set
AA $46 per set
Incense Cedar
Master Grade $90 per set
AAA $72 per set
AA $60 per set


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GUITAR NECK BLANKS

30" x 3" x .875"

Claro Walnut - little if any figure $30 each
English Walnut - no figure $30 each


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HEADPLATE VENEERS

7" X 3.25" X .125"
Flame Maple $5 each
Flame Bay Laurel (Myrtle) $6 each
Flame Walnut $6 each


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GUITAR BRACEWOOD

1" X 20" X .75"
Port Orford Cedar $7 per inch of width


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Acoustic Bass Guitar Woods

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BACKS AND SIDES

Backs:
24" X 9.125" X .1875"

Sides:
36" x 6" x .1875"

(560mm x 232mm x 5mm)

(914mm x 152mm x 5mm)

Claro Walnut
High Flame

$205 per set

Medium Flame

$150 per set

Little Flame

$125 per set

Bay Laurel (Myrtle)
High Flame

$160 per set

Light to Medium figure

$130 per set

Ribbon figure

$130 per set

Black Locust
salvaged street tree
(very dense, honey colored)

$115 per set

Sycamore
salvage street tree
(no figure but beautiful grain)

$115 per set

English Walnut*

$115 per set


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SOUNDBOARDS

24" min x 9.125" min x .1875" + min

(560mm x 232mm x 5mm)

Redwood- from dismantled building or driftwood logs
Master Grade $105 per set
AAA

$75 per set

AA

$60 per set

Western Red Cedar
Master Grade

$78 per set

AAA

$60 per set

AA

$52 per set

Engleman Spruce
Master Grade

$80 per set

AAA

$72 per set

AA

$64 per set

Sitka Spruce - from blown down trees, S.E. Alaska.
Master Grade

$73 per set

AAA

$67 per set

AA

$53 per set

Port Orford Cedar- a blond, very stiff cedar, from fire-killed trees or driftwood logs  
Master Grade $120 per set
AAA $80 per set
AA $68 per set
Douglas Fir- from salvage or blowdown old growth -fine grain
Master Grade $75 per set
AAA $62 per set
AA $54 per set
Incense Cedar
Master Grade $100 per set
AAA $88 per set
AA $72 per set


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HEADPLATE VENEERS

7" X 3.25" X .125"
Flame Maple $5 each
Flame Bay Laurel (Myrtle) $6 each
Flame Claro Walnut $6 each


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Archtop Guitar Woods

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ARCHTOP GUITAR TOPS

9" X 22" X 1 .125" tapering to .25"
Redwood
Master Grade $170 each
AAA

$140 each

Port Orford Cedar
Master Grade $195 each
AAA

$160 each


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ARCHTOP GUITAR BACKS and SIDES

back - 9" X 22" X 1" tapering to .25"
sides - 3" X 34" X .1875"
Claro Walnut
High Flame

$290 each

Medium Flame

$245 each

Bay Laurel (Myrtle)
High Flame

$275 each

Medium Flame

$240 each


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Mandolin Family Woods

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ARCHTOP MANDOLIN TOPS

5.5" X 16" X .875"
Redwood
Master Grade $70 each
AAA

$55 each

Port Orford Cedar
Master Grade $80 each
AAA

$60 each


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ARCHTOP MANDOLIN BACK and SIDE SETS

backs - 5.5" X 16.1875" X .75" tapering to .25"
sides - 2" X 28" X .1875"
Claro Walnut
High Flame $115 each
Medium Flame

$85 each

Little Flame

$72 each

Bay Laurel (Myrtle)
High Flame $100 each
Medium to Low Flame

$80 each

Ribbon Figure

$68 each


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FLAT TOP MANDOLIN TOPS

5.5" x 16.5" x .1875"
Redwood
Master Grade $42 each
AAA

$30 each

Port Orford Cedar
Master Grade $45 each
AAA

$32 each

Sitka Spruce
Master Grade $30 each
AAA

$26 each


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FLAT TOP MANDOLIN BACKS AND SIDE SETS

Backs - 5.5" x 16.5" x .1875" Sides - 2" x 28" x .1875"
Claro Walnut
High Flame $80 each
Medium Flame

$64 each

Little Flame

$52 each

Bay Laurel (Myrtle)
High Flame $76 each
Medium to Low Flame

$58 each

Ribbon Figure

$52 each

Big Leaf Maple
High Flame $60 each
Medium Flame

$49 each

Little Flame

$42 each


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BOUZOUKI-OCTAVE MANDOLIN TOPS

7.5" x 20" x .1875"
Redwood
Master Grade $74 each
AAA

$62 each

Port Orford Cedar
Master Grade $78 each
AAA

$65 each

Sitka Spruce
Master Grade $64 each
AAA

$56 each


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BOUZOUKI-OCTAVE MANDOLIN BACK AND SIDE SETS

Backs - 7.5" x 20" x .1875" Sides - 3.75" x 26" x .1875"
Claro Walnut
High Flame $125 each
Medium Flame

$95 each

Little Flame

$75 each

Bay Laurel (Myrtle)
High Flame $130 each
Medium to Low Flame

$105 each

Ribbon Figure

$80 each

Big Leaf Maple
High Flame $95 each
Medium Flame

$75 each

Little Flame

$60 each


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Ukulele Woods

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SOPRANO UKULELE TOPS

3.5" x 10.5" x .1875"
Redwood
Master Grade $22 each
AAA

$16 each

Port Orford Cedar
Master Grade $25 each
AAA

$19 each

Sitka Spruce
Master Grade $17 each
AAA

$14 each


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SOPRANO UKULELE BACK AND SIDE SETS

Backs - 3.5" x 10.5" x .1875" Sides - 2.75" x 15" x .1875"
Claro Walnut
High Flame $54 each
Medium Flame

$42 each

Little Flame

$32 each

Bay Laurel (Myrtle)
High Flame $52 each
Medium to Low Flame

$40 each

Ribbon Figure

$30 each

Big Leaf Maple
High Flame $49 each
Medium Flame

$39 each

Little Flame

$28 each


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CONCERT UKULELE TOPS

4.25" x 12" x .1875"
Redwood
Master Grade $22 each
AAA

$18 each

Port Orford Cedar
Master Grade $26 each
AAA

$21 each

Sitka Spruce
Master Grade $20 each
AAA

$15 each


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CONCERT UKULELE BACK AND SIDE SETS

Backs - 4.25" x 12" x .1875" Sides - 3.5" x 16.5" x .1875"
Claro Walnut
High Flame $58 each
Medium Flame

$50 each

Little Flame

$35 each

Bay Laurel (Myrtle)
High Flame $52 each
Medium to Low Flame

$44 each

Ribbon Figure

$32 each

Big Leaf Maple
High Flame $50 each
Medium Flame

$42 each

Little Flame

$30 each


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TENOR UKULELE TOPS

4.75" x 13.5" x .1875"
Redwood
Master Grade $24 each
AAA

$20 each

Port Orford Cedar
Master Grade $28 each
AAA

$23 each

Sitka Spruce
Master Grade $22 each
AAA

$19 each


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TENOR UKULELE BACK AND SIDE SETS

Backs - 4.75" x 13.5" x .1875" Sides - 3.75" x 18.25" x .1875"
Claro Walnut
High Flame $65 each
Medium Flame

$52 each

Little Flame

$40 each

Bay Laurel (Myrtle)
High Flame $59 each
Medium to Low Flame

$50 each

Ribbon Figure

$38 each

Big Leaf Maple
High Flame $55 each
Medium Flame

$45 each

Little Flame

$36 each


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BARITONE UKULELE TOPS

5.25" x 15" x .1875"
Redwood
Master Grade $28 each
AAA

$22 each

Port Orford Cedar
Master Grade $32 each
AAA

$27 each

Sitka Spruce
Master Grade $25 each
AAA

$21 each


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BARITONE UKULELE BACK AND SIDE SETS

Backs - 5.25" x 15" x .1875" Sides - 4" x 21" x .1875"
Claro Walnut
High Flame $80 each
Medium Flame

$65 each

Little Flame

$54 each

Bay Laurel (Myrtle)
High Flame $60 each
Medium to Low Flame

$52 each

Ribbon Figure

$42 each

Big Leaf Maple
High Flame $57 each
Medium Flame

$45 each

Little Flame

$37 each


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Electric Guitar Drop Tops

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2 pcs. - 7" X 20" X .25"
Spalted Alder $80 each
High Flame Claro Walnut $95 each
Medium Flame Claro Walnut $80 each
Quilted Claro Walnut $105 each
High Flame Bay Laurel (Myrtle) $90 each
Medium Flame Bay Laurel (Myrtle) $75 each
Flame Redwood $80-$95 each
Medium Flame Madrone $70 each

SHIPPING RATES TO US ADDRESSES

Check with me for rates to non-US addresses

less than $50.00

$9.00

$50.01- $100.00

$12.00

$100.01- $200.00

$14.00

$200.01- $300.00

$15.00

Over $300.00

Call for rate


To Order Woods Call (541)592-4535
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