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"I’m about 10 tops into a stack of 40 cedar tops I got from you, and whenever I want to start a new guitar, I just walk over and pick a top off the stack, and start building.
They are all that great! I don’t have to dink around with the pattern, or select the “best" one: I just start building. I love that!  I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your high standards, and what a pleasure it is to do business with you!"

Ben

Granadillo

BSGranadilloWGRENJ700Platymiscium yucatanum

Granadillo is a relatively new wood to American guitar making but is fairly common in South America. It is non-porous, straight grained, very dense, and has a ringing, bright tap tone. It works easily but can dull tools a bit, has a medium to fine texture, and finishes well. The reddish brown color will darken to a brick color over time much like Honduran rosewood. It is sure to become popular for steel string guitars.

On occasion we may downgrade a Granadillo set to second grade for any of the following reasons: slabsawn, unevenness of color and/or figure, small, solid pin-knots. These second grade sets make fine sounding instruments with great character at a great price.
See an example of a  2nd grade set.

 

Back & Sides Dimensions
Wood Grading article
Figured Wood Terms


SKU Product Name In Stock Each  
BSGR1SS B & S, Granadillo, steel string
Yes $97.50