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Our Honduran Mahogany neck blanks are known for their consistent density, homogenous grain, and excellent stability and workability. It has been the preferred wood for steel string guitar necks for many years. However, due to its scarcity, finding quality stock has grown more difficult.
Honduran Mahogany is shipped in U.S. only Due to the declining availability of Honduran Mahogany, we are restricted from shipping this wood outside of the United States.
DRAWING #1 30" x 4" x 3" neck blanks are large enough that two (2) complete one-piece necks can be cut from them.
DRAWING #2 24" x 3" x 7/8" neck blank with 6" x 4" x 3" heel blank. 7/8"-1" thick blanks, can be laminated with heads and heels attached.
DRAWING #3 24" x 3" x 7/8" neck blank with 12" x 3" x 7/8" heel blank (stacked heel), or the entire neck can be cut from a 35" x 3" x 7/8" blank.
The 30 x 4 x 3" neck blanks are large enough that two (2) complete one-piece necks can be cut from them (see drawing #1). 7/8"/1" thick blanks can be laminated with heads and heels attached (drawing #2 and #3).
Note: The longer a neck blank is, the more difficult it becomes to maintain straight grain along the entire piece. We attempt to maintain straight grain along our 35 inch necks for at least 24 inches after which the grain may veer slightly off the board.