Products

Testimonials

“I just received my order from you and couldn't be happier with the quality of the materials, the care with which they were packed, and the speed with which the order was filled. Thank you!"

Ovangkol, flamed

 

 

 
BSOvangkolTaylorGuitars700
    
"Ovangkol...who knew?! 
What a great alternative tonewood. As there is a lot of it around, the logs are large and the sets are very on quarter and STRAIGHT. What a pleasure to build with. Bends and glues well....not too hard on edge tools. It is not quite as dense as most Rosewoods, which can be a good thing, especially on larger bodied guitars as you don't have to combat the problem of clashing overtones - there is better separation between notes."

Montreal luthier Michael Greenfield
Guibourtia ehie

Ovangkol (also called Shedua and Amazaqoue) has been in use by several of the larger high-end factories for several years, but its combination of affordability, beauty and tonality has made it a favorite of hand makers as well. Michael Greenfield mentioned that tonally it falls nicely "between Koa and Rosewood".

From West Africa, the figure is similar to Indian Rosewood, with dark grey straight lines over a golden-brown or olive-brown background. It comes from the same family as Bubinga and has a similar interlocking grain pattern. It is reasonably easy to bend and plane and it finishes well.
 
Ovangkol often has subtle mineral deposits that can show up under the finish. We find the best way to deal with these is to apply a few coats of shellac prior to finishing. Shellac is non-reactive with other finishing products and masks the mineral deposits well (always test compatibility whenever mixing finishes). In addition, Ovangkol is a species that due to it's open pores needs a pore filler. We recommend a dark pore filler as it's in keeping with the dark streaks running through Ovangkol and there's the added effect of hiding the mineral deposits.
 
 

B&S, Ovangkol, flamed, steel string

BSOVSSFLMXD001 -  $154.04



B&S, Ovangkol, flamed, steel string

BSOVSSFLMXD002 -  $154.04



B&S, Ovangkol, flamed, steel string

BSOVSSFLMXD003 -  $121.70



B&S, Ovangkol, flamed, steel string

BSOVSSFLMXD004 -  $154.04



B&S, Ovangkol, flamed, steel string

BSOVSSFLMXD005 -  $121.70



B&S, Ovangkol, flamed, steel string

BSOVSSFLMXD006 -  $121.70



B&S, Ovangkol, flamed, steel string

BSOVSSFLMXD007 -  $121.70



B&S, Ovangkol, flamed, steel string

BSOVSSFLMXD008 -  $121.70



B&S, Ovangkol, flamed, steel string

BSOVSSFLMXD009 -  $154.04



B&S, Ovangkol, flamed, steel string

BSOVSSFLMXD010 -  $121.70



B&S, Ovangkol, flamed, steel string

BSOVSSFLMXD011 -  $121.70



B&S, Ovangkol, flamed, steel string

BSOVSSFLMXD012 -  $121.70



B&S, Ovangkol, flamed, steel string

BSOVSSFLMXD013 -  $154.04



B&S, Ovangkol, flamed, steel string

BSOVSSFLMXD014 -  $121.70



B&S, Ovangkol, flamed, steel string

BSOVSSFLMXD015 -  $121.70



B&S, Ovangkol, flamed, steel string

BSOVSSFLMXD016 -  $154.04



B&S, Ovangkol, flamed, steel string

BSOVSSFLMXD017 -  $121.70



B&S, Ovangkol, flamed, steel string

BSOVSSFLMXD018 -  $121.70



B&S, Ovangkol, flamed, steel string

BSOVSSFLMXD019 -  $154.04



B&S, Ovangkol, flamed, steel string

BSOVSSFLMXD020 -  $121.70



B&S, Ovangkol, flamed, steel string

BSOVSSFLMXD021 -  $154.04



B&S, Ovangkol, flamed, steel string

BSOVSSFLMXD022 -  $121.70



B&S, Ovangkol, flamed, steel string

BSOVSSFLMXD023 -  $121.70



B&S, Ovangkol, flamed, steel string

BSOVSSFLMXD024 -  $154.04



B&S, Ovangkol, flamed, steel string

BSOVSSFLMXD025 -  $121.70



B&S, Ovangkol, flamed, steel string

BSOVSSFLMXD026 -  $121.70



B&S, Ovangkol, flamed, steel string

BSOVSSFLMXD027 -  $121.70



B&S, Ovangkol, flamed, steel string

BSOVSSFLMXD028 -  $154.04



B&S, Ovangkol, flamed, steel string

BSOVSSFLMXD029 -  $121.70



B&S, Ovangkol, flamed, steel string

BSOVSSFLMXD030 -  $121.70



B&S, Ovangkol, flamed, steel string

BSOVSSFLMXD031 -  $154.04



B&S, Ovangkol, flamed, steel string

BSOVSSFLMXD032 -  $121.70