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"....My friend and I have been building guitars in my high school woodworking class over the course of this school year. This will be the last order we place for this project, and I wanted to say that we have found your website, products, and customer service to be extremely useful. When my friend encountered some issues with bending the sides he purchased, he emailed your company to ask for advice, and, very quickly, received very helpful advice."

Monterey Cypress

 

 

BSMontereyCypressbyBobDesmond530Cupressus macrocarpa or Cupressus macnabiana

Monterey Cypress is a close cousin to Spanish Cypress. The wood has a pinkish hue, but the overall appearance is creamy. Monterey is a good alternative to Spanish Cypress which has become increasingly difficult to get. It's a little stronger than Spanish Cypress, works nicely, glues and finishes well, and from all reports is indistinguishable from Spanish Cypress in terms of sound production.

First grade Monterey Cypress has even color and tight grain, and second grade has more color variations and wider grain.

NOTE: We have listed the Monterey Cypress tops here for those who wish to have matching tops, backs and sides.

Back & Sides Dimensions
Wood Grading article
Figured Wood Terms


B&S, Monterey Cypress, classical only

BSMCNSMXD003 -  $99.45