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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 entirely by hand, no table saw, router, joiner etc. (I did use a drill 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

Sapele, plain

 

Entandrophragma cylindricum

Sapele is a little heavier and a good alternative to Honduran Mahogany but finer textured. A fine guitar wood due to the relative low cost, ease of working, and stability. Bending success is improved if less water is used. Colors range from light pink to medium brown to reddish brown. The figure on well-quartered pieces is the characteristic stripe resulting from interlocked grain.

The special grade quilted Sapele is riddled with deep, rich figure that covers the entire board. Although any figured wood presents some difficulties when bending, this wood is not significantly problematic and no unusual problems have been reported. We have only a very few sets of this stunning wood available.

Back & Sides Dimensions
Wood Grading article
Figured Wood Terms


B&S, plain Sapele, steel string

BSSASS013 -  $45.35



B&S, plain Sapele, steel string

BSSASS014 -  $45.35



B&S, plain Sapele, steel string

BSSASS019 -  $45.35



B&S, plain Sapele, steel string

BSSASS020 -  $45.35



B&S, plain Sapele, steel string

BSSASS021 -  $45.35



B&S, plain Sapele, steel string

BSSASS023 -  $45.35



B&S, plain Sapele, steel string

BSSASS025 -  $45.35



B&S, plain Sapele, steel string

BSSASS030 -  $45.35



B&S, plain Sapele, steel string

BSSASS032 -  $45.35



B&S, plain Sapele, steel string

BSSASS033 -  $45.35



B&S, plain Sapele, steel string

BSSASS046 -  $45.35



B&S, plain Sapele, steel string

BSSASS063 -  $45.35



B&S, plain Sapele, steel string

BSSASS071 -  $45.35



B&S, plain Sapele, steel string

BSSASS073 -  $45.35



B&S, plain Sapele, steel string

BSSASS075 -  $45.35



B&S, plain Sapele, steel string

BSSASS078 -  $45.35



B&S, plain Sapele, classical

BSSACL006 -  $45.35



B&S, plain Sapele, classical

BSSACL007 -  $45.35



B&S, plain Sapele, classical

BSSACL008 -  $45.35



B&S, plain Sapele, classical

BSSACL009 -  $45.35



B&S, plain Sapele, classical

BSSACL011 -  $45.35



B&S, plain Sapele, classical

BSSACL012 -  $45.35



B&S, plain Sapele, classical

BSSACL013 -  $45.35



B&S, plain Sapele, classical

BSSACL014 -  $45.35



B&S, plain Sapele, classical

BSSACL015 -  $45.35