“I have seldom had
experience with
a company with
such careful attention
to customer
Although I am sure
my orders are
smaller than most,
your products have
been of the highest
quality and your
responsiveness to
my special requests
have always been
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Dave S.,
Cape Elizabeth, Maine

Tempered Neck Blanks

Birdseye Maple, A&B grade and
Rock Maple, high & moderate flame
Rock Maple, 1st & 2nd grade  
in 30" & 36" lengths

“Tempered”, “Roasted”, “baked” or 'cooked' woods are exposed to temperatures of 350° to 425° Fahrenheit (about 180°-220° Celsius). They are "cooked" in a vacuum chamber so that there is no flame or burning. The process is called 'torrefaction'. There are number of positive results with tempered wood including a darker color, greater stability, feel, and tone.

See comparison
of a tempered birdseye Maple neck
 and an “uncooked” birdseye Maple neck.

See article on Tempered Woods

Heels/heel blocks
can be found under
Various Heel Blocks