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After three orders of fingerboards, and finding them to be exactly what I ordered, I felt I needed to tell everybody these people and the products they sell are excellent! They made a special effort to send my request for a specific color, it was perfect! The wood in these boards is awesome. Thank you very much for attention to my wishes.

Sincerely Jim

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.

Our current stock of fingerboards and bridge blanks are not a good match. Getting quartersawn bloodwood is difficult and the colors of bloodwood are varied.


SKU Product Name In Stock Each  
FBBW2MU Mando/uke fingerboard, Bloodwood, 2nd grade
No $6.99