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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

Heart Rimu

BSHeartRimuWHR600

Heart Rimu is native to New Zealand, growing throughout the North and South islands. It’s growth is widespread, but harvesting (especially of the very large trees, which approach 150 ft. tall) is strictly regulated. Warm beige and gold colors are accented by reddish vertical line patterns. The density and tap-tone are similar to Koa. It is non-porous and bends, glues and finishes exceptionally well.


Back & Sides Dimensions
Wood Grading article
Figured Wood Terms