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Bloodwood Fingerboard

FINGERBOARDSBloodwood1stgrade400 FINGERBOARDSBloodwood2ndgrade400
 1st grade  2nd grade

Bloodwood fingerboard on a Hufschmid guitar.

Bloodwood is a bolder red color than either Paduak or Bois d' Rose, but has the advantage of not oxidizing to a warmer color over time. For this reason it is often used as decorative binding and inlay by luthiers and furniture makers alike. It is remarkably dense (about as dense as the harder rosewoods such as Honduran and Brazilian) so it is well suited for fingerboards, bridge blanks and backs and sides. David Segal of New York Bass Works says it's "Very hard, rings like a bell, is quartersawn and likely more stable than Ebony. This should become my fretless fingerboard wood of choice!". 


NOTE:
We are unable to radius Bloodwood fingerboards.
We use a shaper/molder type tool to radius our boards and the grain of Bloodwood tears out when attempting to radius it. Our radius blocks work well for this task.

See all our Fingerboard Sizes

Individual fingerboard sizes will show when you hover over any product name below.


SKU Product Name In Stock Each  
FBBW24STR Bass fingerboard, Bloodwood, 2nd grade
Yes $18.67
FBBW1MU Mando/uke fingerboard, Bloodwood, 1st grade
Yes $8.19
FBBW2MU Mando/uke fingerboard, Bloodwood, 2nd grade
Yes $6.47