Hello! My first-ever order arrived today. I had ordered some wood items and they are GORGEOUS! Smooth, perfectly flat!, and the woods themselves - with each one I pulled out, I just kept saying, WOW!, *WOW*!!!, over and over.  And thank you so much for the beautiful piece of East Indian Rosewood - it was described as "2nd grade" I believe, and I asked for a reddish color if possible, and I think this piece is absolutely stunning! These really exceeded my expectations! Thank you!"

 -Kris from Texas

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