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Bracewood, Back

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Guitar showing bracewood & back reinforcement.

Preshaped brace sets are also available under Preshaped Bracewood. 

BRACEWOOD STOCK
Bracewood is becoming harder to get as wood, in general, becomes scarcer. Mills are attempting to get the highest yields possible from their logs and/or billets meaning that there is less fall down from which to create bracewood. As a result, the quality of bracewood suffers – it won’t be perfectly quartersawn, the grain may not be straight the full length of the piece, there may be small defects and the grain could be wider than one is accustomed to. This is an industry wide phenomenon and is outside of our control.

That being said, LMI strives to obtain the best brace stock available. You can save money by buying 2nd grade material and working around the defects. Bracewood might be downgraded for any one or more of the following reasons: small knots, wide grain, slightly off quarter, pitch pockets. When buying second grade, consider purchasing one extra piece so there is no danger of running short due to working around defects.
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Also, see our Brace Sander.


SKU Product Name In Stock Each 6+  
BWES Bracewood, Engelmann Spruce Yes $6.30 $5.60
BWES2 Bracewood, Engelmann Spruce, 2nd grade Yes $4.95 $4.40
BWGS Bracewood, German Spruce Yes $11.45 N/A
BWKH Bracewood, Khaya Yes $9.60 $8.54
BWKH2 Bracewood, Khaya, 2nd grade Yes $7.58 $6.75
BWHM Bracewood, Mahogany
Yes $11.85 N/A
BWHM2 Bracewood, Mahogany, 2nd grade
Yes $9.36 N/A
BWSA Bracewood, Sapele Yes $7.50 $6.70
BWSA2 Bracewood, Sapele, 2nd grade Yes $5.93 $5.27
BWSS1 Bracewood, Sitka Spruce, 1" x 2" equivalent Yes $5.45 $4.85
BWSC Bracewood, Spanish Cedar
Yes $9.86 N/A
BWSC2 Bracewood, Spanish Cedar, 2nd grade
Yes $7.79 N/A
BWWC Bracewood, Western Redcedar Yes $6.30 $5.60
BWWC2 Bracewood, Western Redcedar, 2nd grade Yes $4.98 $4.43

Sitka Spruce or Mahogany are common choices for bracing the back