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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

Maple, Bigleaf

Acer macrophyllum

Though demands from a variety of industries can make it difficult for us to regularly stock, Bigleaf Maple should certainly be considered a well-tested 'staple' choice for back and side woods. Among the most decadently figured woods, it's use on large guitars, such as the Gibson J-200, is well known. It's popularity there is likely the result of it's characterization as a bright sounding tonewood (which could balance the boominess of a large body). However, many skilled builders have found it to more versatile, providing firm sonic support for variety of different instruments.

Back & Sides Dimensions
Wood Grading article
Figured Wood Terms

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B&S, Bigleaf, premium flame, steel string

BSMPSSFLPR001 -  $195.00



B&S, Bigleaf, premium flame, steel string

BSMPSSFLPR002 -  $195.00



B&S, Bigleaf, premium flame, steel string

BSMPSSFLPR003 -  $195.00



B&S, Bigleaf, premium flame, steel string

BSMPSSFLPR004 -  $195.00



B&S, Bigleaf, premium flame, classical

BSMPCLFLPR001 -  $185.25



B&S, Bigleaf, strong flame, steel string

BSMPSSFLSG001 -  $154.05



B&S, Bigleaf, strong flame, steel string

BSMPSSFLSG003 -  $154.05



B&S, Bigleaf, strong flame, steel string

BSMPSSFLSG004 -  $154.05



B&S, Bigleaf, strong flame, steel string

BSMPSSFLSG005 -  $154.05



B&S, Bigleaf, strong flame, steel string

BSMPSSFLSG006 -  $154.05



B&S, Bigleaf, strong flame, steel string

BSMPSSFLSG007 -  $154.05



B&S, Bigleaf, strong flame, steel string

BSMPSSFLSG008 -  $154.05



B&S, Bigleaf, strong flame, classical

BSMPCLFLSG001 -  $146.35