“I keep meaning to send an email and let you know that I got the prem. Indian Rosewood and was very pleased. You all at LMII have always given me great reason for trust in doing business with you. You have always treated me well and in a prompt and professional fashion. You have always helped with any problems that I might. have. Your staff is knowledgeable and professional and the materials have been great. You guys run the type of business that makes me look for things I need that I can get from you. If that doesn't work (look for things I might need in the future). Thank you for giving me a place where I can buy my materials with confidence.”
See all our Fingerboard Sizes Individual fingerboard sizes will show when you hover over any product name below.
In recent decades Indian Rosewood has been the most widely used wood around the world for fingerboards on production electric and acoustic guitars. Although it is not as wear resistant as Ebony or some of the more dense Rosewoods, larger production facilities value it for its greater stability, lower cost and more colorful grain. It is also lighter than Ebony but with equal longitudinal strength when glued to the neck.
Premium grade: If we have these, they will be well quartered, with unusually dark even color. Grain is basically straight, no coarse grain or mineral deposits Less than 1% of the boards we receive fall into this category and they sell briskly, so we are often out of stock. See sample of premium grade Indian Rosewood fingerboards
1st grade: Well quartered, good even color, grain is basically straight, no coarse grain or mineral deposits.
2nd grade: Basically quartered and free of structural defects, these boards may exhibit one or more of the following attributes: light color, coarse grain, slight mineral deposits, uneven color and/or grain that is not perfectly straight. See sample of 2nd grade Indian Rosewood fingerboards
IMPORTANT SHIPPING NOTE: Due to the recent CITES convention ruling we are no longer able to ship Rosewood parts, including Indian Rosewood, outside of the U.S. However, we expect to be able to send select Rosewood products to our customers in Canada beginning the first week of January, 2017. Look for the Maple leaf next to the applicable parts. Canadian HST and GST taxes will apply and the wood will be received on a separate invoice from the other items in your order.