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Honduran Mahogany has been the preferred wood for steel string guitar necks for many years. It is now listed on CITES Appendix II. Due to its scarcity, finding quality, quartersawn stock has grown more difficult. Trees are smaller, resulting in far less quartersawn material and/or material that is quartersawn running to off-quarter or flatsawn. In order to be completely transparent about the product you are receiving, we have modified the way we are grading our Mahogany.
**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.
Honduran Mahogany is shipped in U.S. only
Due to the CITES export restrictions on Honduran Mahogany, we are unable to ship this wood outside of the United States. See CITES website.
• Parts for added heels and heel blocks can be found under Various Heel Blocks.
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Our neck/heel combination sets (NKHMCOMBO) are a great bargain. You get a neck and heel for the price of a neck. The first grade sets have a pretty well quartered neck and the heel is as much as 25 degrees off quarter which should not effect your neck much structurally. The necks on the second grade sets might be as much as 25 degrees off quarter and the heels as much as 45. These were a special purchase and once they're gone, it is unlikely we'll have them again.
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Two great alternatives to Honduran Mahogany are: