I want to express my deepest gratitude to the team at LMII.  When I started making guitars 26 years ago, my first guitar was made from wood that I ordered from the LMI catalog (there was no internet back then). Since then, the team at LMI has been nothing short of excellent!  The products and services are second to none.  My only regret is that I waited 26 years to say...THANK YOU!

Tony Vines

Bloodwood, striped

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Bloodwood is a remarkably dense wood (about as dense as the harder Honduran/Brazilian Rosewoods) and is well suited for backs and sides, as well as fingerboards and bridge blanks. Striped Bloodwood exhibits dramatic marbled figure with blonde coloration weaving through the red. If we have it, the 2nd grade striped Bloodwood has no less figure than the first grade but might have a small, solid knot or blemish or the sides may not be a perfect match to the back (they’re close though).


Back & Sides Dimensions
Wood Grading article
Figured Wood Terms