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“Dear Sir,
A few months ago I placed my first order with you and built my very first guitar. Ovangkol back and sides with sitka top.
I have been a craftsman for a number of years, rebuilding antique pianos, including making new soundboards and bridges, and decided to try my hand at guitars after buying a Taylor 814ce.
The results of my first attempt were surprising, to me and to others. Since I'm a bit "old-school" I built it entirey by hand, no table saw, router, joiner etc. (I did use a driss press!). I have already received requests for custom made guitars, and from a store interested in selling them.
It really helped to find quality supplies, all in one place, so I could start this experiment - which may just turn out to be my next and final career.
Many Thanks.
ps. I have just placed a second order so I can start making a few more......”

- Jon Ballard

Backs & Sides

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While our topwoods come mainly from North America and Germany, our backs and sides are truly international. From African Blackwood and Indian Rosewood to Maple from here in our own backyard, we have the broadest and best hardwood selection anywhere.

MATCHED SETS
When you order a back and side set you get just that, a bookmatched back set and a bookmatched set of sides. After grading we match many of them up before hand in order to assure consistency. Just like our soundboards, we have two sizes classical and steel string.

We seek out the best material and know that people are looking for both straight grained and even color as well as something outrageous. Let us know and hopefully we can pick out just what you need.