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“I just wanted drop you guys a thank you note. I ordered a khaya back/sides set and some brace wood from you folks and had it on my front porch within three days. The wood is beautiful, the price was fair, and your service is most impressive. Thanks!"

Steve - Glendora, CA

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
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
NKHMCOMBO1 Neck/Heel combo, 24" neck w/ 3" x 4" x 6" heel
Yes $35.08 N/A
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
HBKH1341187 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"
No $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
HBPC1123 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
HBSA134125 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
HBSC2123 Heel blank, Spanish Cedar, 12" x 3" x 7/8", second grade
Yes $9.23 $8.21
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
HBPW1153 Heel blank, Peruvian Walnut, 15" x 3" x 7/8"
Yes $12.20 $10.90
HBPW1123 Heel blank, Peruvian Walnut,12" x 3" x 7/8"
Yes $9.75 $8.70