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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 $15.94 $14.19
HBHM2123 Heel blank, Honduran Mahogany, 2nd grade, 12" x 3" x 7/8"
Yes $12.59 $11.21
HBHM1643 Heel blank, Honduran Mahogany, 6" x 4" x 3"
No $36.44 $32.43
HBHM2643 Heel blank, Honduran Mahogany, 2nd grade, 6" x 4" x 3"
Yes $28.79 $25.62
HBHM134125 Heel inside block, Honduran Mahogany, 3" x 4" x 1.25"
Yes $7.59 $6.76
HBKH1123 Heel blank, Khaya, 12" x 3" x 7/8"
Yes $10.40 $9.25
HBKH2123 Heel blank, Khaya, 2nd grade, 12" x 3" x 7/8"
Yes $8.22 $7.32
WHABM Heel inside block, Khaya, 3" x 4" x 1.187"
Yes $6.50 $5.80
HBEMA123 Heel blank, Curly Maple, A grade, 12" x 3" x 7/8"
Yes $29.95 N/A
HBEMB123 Heel blank, Curly Maple, B grade, 12" x 3" x 7/8"
Yes $23.36 N/A
HBEMC123 Heel blank, Curly Maple, C grade, 12" x 3" x 7/8"
Yes $18.69 N/A
HBRM1123 Heel blank, Rock Maple, 12" x 3" x 7/8"
Yes $13.75 $12.25
WHPOC Heel blank, Port Orford Cedar,12" x 3" x 7/8"
Yes $15.75 N/A
HBSAPR123 Heel blank, Sapele, premium grade, 12" x 3" x 7/8"
Yes $13.16 N/A
HBSA1123 Heel blank, Sapele, 1st grade, 12" x 3" x 7/8"
Yes $10.40 $9.25
HBSA2123 Heel blank, Sapele, 2nd grade, 12" x 3" x 7/8"
Yes $8.22 $7.32
HBSA1643 Heel blank, Sapele, 6" x 4" x 3"
Yes $22.28 $19.83
HBSA2643 Heel blank, Sapele, 2nd grade, 6" x 4" x 3"
Yes $17.57 $15.63
WHSM Heel inside block, Sapele, 3" x 4" x 1.25"
Yes $6.50 N/A
HBSC1153 Heel blank, Spanish Cedar, 15" x 3" x 7/8"
Yes $14.60 $13.00
HBSC1123 Heel blank, Spanish Cedar, 12" x 3" x 7/8"
Yes $11.68 $10.40
HBSC1632 Heel blank, Spanish Cedar, 1st grade, 6" x 3" x 2" (enough for 3pc. lam)
Yes $10.71 $9.53
HBSC1643 Heel blank, Spanish Cedar, 6" x 4" x 3"
Yes $19.60 $17.45
HBSC2643 Heel blank, Spanish Cedar, 2nd grade, 6" x 4" x 3"
Yes $15.45 $13.75
WHPW15 Heel blank, Peruvian Walnut, 15" x 3" x 7/8"
Yes $12.20 $10.90
WHPW12 Heel blank, Peruvian Walnut,12" x 3" x 7/8"
Yes $9.75 $8.70