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Various Heel Blocks

NeckHeelBlock2sizes500

 

QuartersawnArt600

 
All heel blocks/blanks 
are quartersawn,
unless otherwise specified.

*Quartersawn is understood
to be 90° with up to 25° variance acceptable off perfect quarter.

Heel block diagram

We carry heel blanks in a variety of woods and several configurations: 6" x 4"x 3" rectangular blocks,  6" x 3" x 2" blanks that can be cut in half  on the 3 inch face for a heel block laminate (see diagram), and 12" x 3" x 7/8+" blanks  which are also meant to be sawn into pieces and then glued together into a laminated or stacked heel. Some feel that a 'stacked' heel is more stable and less prone to cracking than the solid heel.

PLEASE NOTE: Khaya and Sapele are great substitutes for Mahogany. Since Honduran Mahogany can't be shipped out of the country due to CITES regulations, we recommend this option for our international customers.

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TERMINOLOGY:

Heel blank: the material from which one carves the heel of the neck which affixes to to the outside top of the guitar.

Heel block: the material on the inside of the guitar to which the neck affixes, typically by way of bolts, a straight mortise and tenon, a dovetail mortise and tenon or a combination of the three.


SKU Product Name In Stock Each 4+  
HBHM1123 Heel blank, Honduran Mahogany, 12" x 3" x 7/8"
Yes $17.22 $15.32
HBHM2123 Heel blank, Honduran Mahogany, 2nd grade, 12" x 3" x 7/8"
Yes $13.60 $12.10
HBHM1643 Heel blank, Honduran Mahogany, 6" x 4" x 3"
Yes $39.36 $35.03
HBHM2643 Heel blank, Honduran Mahogany, 2nd grade, 6" x 4" x 3"
Yes $31.09 $27.67
HBHM134125 Heel inside block, Honduran Mahogany, 3" x 4" x 1.25"
03/02/2018 $8.20 $7.30
NKHMCOMBO1 Neck/Heel combo, first grade, 24" neck w/ 3" x 4" x 6" heel
Yes $37.89 N/A
NKHMCOMBO2 Neck/Heel combo, 24" neck w/ 3" x 4" x 6" heel, 2nd grade
Yes $29.93 N/A
HBKH1123 Heel blank, Khaya, 12" x 3" x 7/8"
Yes $11.23 $10.00
HBKH2123 Heel blank, Khaya, 2nd grade, 12" x 3" x 7/8"
Yes $8.88 $7.90
HBKH1341187 Heel inside block, Khaya, 3" x 4" x 1.187"
Yes $7.02 $6.25
HBEMA123 Heel blank, Curly Maple, A grade, 12" x 3" x 7/8"
No $32.35 N/A
HBEMB123 Heel blank, Curly Maple, B grade, 12" x 3" x 7/8"
Yes $25.23 N/A
HBEMC123 Heel blank, Curly Maple, C grade, 12" x 3" x 7/8"
Yes $20.19 N/A
HBRM1123 Heel blank, Rock Maple, 12" x 3" x 7/8"
Yes $14.85 $13.22
HBPC1123 Heel blank, Port Orford Cedar, 1st grade, 12" x 3" x 7/8"
Yes $20.37 N/A
HBPC2123 Heel blank, Port Orford Cedar, 2nd grade 12" x 3" x 7/8"
Yes $16.09 N/A
HBSAPR123 Heel blank, Sapele, premium grade, 12" x 3" x 7/8"
Yes $14.21 N/A
HBSA1123 Heel blank, Sapele, 1st grade, 12" x 3" x 7/8"
Yes $11.23 $10.00
HBSA2123 Heel blank, Sapele, 2nd grade, 12" x 3" x 7/8"
Yes $8.88 $7.90
HBSA1643 Heel blank, Sapele, 6" x 4" x 3"
Yes $24.06 $21.42
HBSA2643 Heel blank, Sapele, 2nd grade, 6" x 4" x 3"
Yes $18.98 $16.89
HBSA134125 Heel inside block, Sapele, 3" x 4" x 1.25"
Yes $7.02 $6.25
HBSC1153 Heel blank, Spanish Cedar, 15" x 3" x 7/8"
Yes $15.77 $14.03
HBSC1123 Heel blank, Spanish Cedar, 12" x 3" x 7/8"
Yes $12.61 $11.23
HBSC1632 Heel blank, Spanish Cedar, 1st grade, 6" x 3" x 2" (enough for 3pc. lam)
Yes $11.57 $10.29
HBSC2123 Heel blank, Spanish Cedar, 12" x 3" x 7/8", second grade
Yes $9.97 $8.87
HBSC2643 Heel blank, Spanish Cedar, 2nd grade, 6" x 4" x 3"
Yes $16.69 $14.85
HBPW1153 Heel blank, Peruvian Walnut, 15" x 3" x 7/8"
Yes $13.18 $11.73
HBPW1123 Heel blank, Peruvian Walnut,12" x 3" x 7/8"
Yes $10.53 $9.37