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

Tempered Neck Blanks

Birdseye Maple, A&B grade and
Rock Maple, high & moderate flame
Rock Maple, 1st & 2nd grade  
in 30" & 36" lengths

“Tempered”, “Roasted”, “baked” or 'cooked' woods are exposed to temperatures of 350° to 425° Fahrenheit (about 180°-220° Celsius). They are "cooked" in a vacuum chamber so that there is no flame or burning. The process is called 'torrefaction'. There are number of positive results with tempered wood including a darker color, greater stability, feel, and tone.

See comparison
of a tempered birdseye Maple neck
 and an “uncooked” birdseye Maple neck.

See article on Tempered Woods

Heels/heel blocks
can be found under
Various Heel Blocks