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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

Black Hearted Sassafras

BSBlkSassafrasWBHS500Atherosperma Moschatum

Few woods on the market match the striking color contrasts found in this species. A native Tasmanian timber, the dark, variegated colors in the center of the log are caused by a fungus which fortunately, does not disturb the stability of the wood. The wood is light in weight, easy to work, bend and to finish. Tonally it falls into a category that might also include Myrtle, Walnut and Maple, so expect an open sound with nice separation and sparkling highs.

WARNING: The black stripes in Sassafras are caused by a fungus, therefore, the dust should not be inhaled. Care should be taken when sanding all woods as wood dust can have adverse health consequences.


See a Sassafras guitar by Stephen Kinnaird.

PLEASE NOTE:
Because these sets are one-of-a-kind, they cannot be reserved.  Once a set is purchased, it will disappear from the page. If a set was already put in another persons cart, they will not be able to check out until they remove it.

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B&S, Blk Hrt Sassafras, classical

WBHSC001 -  $378.75



B&S, Blk Hrt Sassafras, classical

WBHSC002 -  $378.75



B&S, Blk Hrt Sassafras, classical

WBHSC003 -  $378.75



B&S, Blk Hrt Sassafras, classical

WBHSC005 -  $378.75



B&S, Blk Hrt Sassafras, classical

WBHSC007 -  $378.75



B&S, Blk Hrt Sassafras, classical

WBHSC008 -  $378.75



B&S, Blk Hrt Sassafras, classical

WBHSC009 -  $378.75



B&S, Blk Hrt Sassafras, classical

WBHSC010 -  $378.75



B&S, Blk Hrt Sassafras, classical

WBHSC011 -  $378.75



B&S, Blk Hrt Sassafras, classical

WBHSC012 -  $378.75



B&S, Blk Hrt Sassafras, classical

WBHSC013 -  $378.75



B&S, Blk Hrt Sassafras, classical

WBHSC015 -  $378.75