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Greetings,

I recently ordered a couple of Bearclaw Sitka guitar tops and I wanted to let you know that not only did they arrive safe and sound but they are beautiful. Amazing figure! Having been less than satisfied with some wood suppliers over the years it's comforting to know that LMII has consistently come across in both quality and integrity. I never have to worry and that's a wonderful thing!

Thanks again,
Marc Beneteau

Various Heel Blocks

NeckHeelBlock2sizes500

 

QuartersawnArt600

 
All heel blocks/blanks 
are quartersawn,
unless otherwise specified.

*Quartersawn is understood
to be 90° with up to 25° variance acceptable off perfect quarter.

Heel block diagram

We carry heel blanks in a variety of woods and several configurations: 6" x 4"x 3" rectangular blocks,  6" x 3" x 2" blanks that can be cut in half  on the 3 inch face for a heel block laminate (see diagram), and 12" x 3" x 7/8+" blanks  which are also meant to be sawn into pieces and then glued together into a laminated or stacked heel. Some feel that a 'stacked' heel is more stable and less prone to cracking than the solid heel.

PLEASE NOTE: Khaya and Sapele are great substitutes for Mahogany. Since Honduran Mahogany can't be shipped out of the country due to CITES regulations, we recommend this option for our international customers.

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TERMINOLOGY:

Heel blank: the material from which one carves the heel of the neck which affixes to to the outside top of the guitar.

Heel block: the material on the inside of the guitar to which the neck affixes, typically by way of bolts, a straight mortise and tenon, a dovetail mortise and tenon or a combination of the three.


SKU Product Name In Stock Each 4+  
HONDURAN MAHOGANY HEEL BLANKS & BLOCKS
HBHM1123Heel blank, Honduran Mahogany, 12" x 3" x 7/8"
Yes $17.22 $15.32
HBHM2123Heel blank, Honduran Mahogany, 2nd grade, 12" x 3" x 7/8"
Yes $13.60 $12.10
HBHM1643Heel blank, Honduran Mahogany, 6" x 4" x 3"
Yes $39.36 $35.03
HBHM2643Heel blank, Honduran Mahogany, 2nd grade, 6" x 4" x 3"
Yes $31.09 $27.67
HBHM134125Heel inside block, Honduran Mahogany, 3" x 4" x 1.25"
No $8.20 $7.30
NKHMCOMBO1Neck/Heel combo, first grade, 24" neck w/ 3" x 4" x 6" heel
Yes $37.89 N/A
NKHMCOMBO2Neck/Heel combo, 24" neck w/ 3" x 4" x 6" heel, 2nd grade
Yes $29.93 N/A
KHAYA HEEL BLANKS & BLOCKS
HBKH1123Heel blank, Khaya, 12" x 3" x 7/8"
Yes $11.23 $10.00
HBKH2123Heel blank, Khaya, 2nd grade, 12" x 3" x 7/8"
Yes $8.88 $7.90
HBKH1341187Heel inside block, Khaya, 3" x 4" x 1.187"
Yes $7.02 $6.25
MAPLE HEEL BLANKS & BLOCKS
HBEMA123Heel blank, Curly Maple, A grade, 12" x 3" x 7/8"
No $32.35 N/A
HBEMB123Heel blank, Curly Maple, B grade, 12" x 3" x 7/8"
Yes $25.23 N/A
HBEMC123Heel blank, Curly Maple, C grade, 12" x 3" x 7/8"
Yes $20.19 N/A
HBRM1123Heel blank, Rock Maple, 12" x 3" x 7/8"
Yes $14.85 $13.22
PERUVIAN WALNUT BLANKS & BLOCKS
HBPW1153Heel blank, Peruvian Walnut, 15" x 3" x 7/8"
Yes $13.18 $11.73
HBPW1123Heel blank, Peruvian Walnut,12" x 3" x 7/8"
Yes $10.53 $9.37
PORT ORFORD CEDAR HEEL BLANKS & BLOCKS
HBPC1123Heel blank, Port Orford Cedar, 1st grade, 12" x 3" x 7/8"
Yes $20.37 N/A
HBPC2123Heel blank, Port Orford Cedar, 2nd grade 12" x 3" x 7/8"
Yes $16.09 N/A
SAPELE HEEL BLANKS & BLOCKS
HBSAPR123Heel blank, Sapele, premium grade, 12" x 3" x 7/8"
Yes $14.21 N/A
HBSA1123Heel blank, Sapele, 1st grade, 12" x 3" x 7/8"
Yes $11.23 $10.00
HBSA2123Heel blank, Sapele, 2nd grade, 12" x 3" x 7/8"
Yes $8.88 $7.90
HBSA1643Heel blank, Sapele, 6" x 4" x 3"
Yes $24.06 $21.42
HBSA2643Heel blank, Sapele, 2nd grade, 6" x 4" x 3"
Yes $18.98 $16.89
HBSA134125Heel inside block, Sapele, 3" x 4" x 1.25"
Yes $7.02 $6.25
SPANISH CEDAR HEEL BLANKS & BLOCKS
HBSC1153Heel blank, Spanish Cedar, 15" x 3" x 7/8"
Yes $15.77 $14.03
HBSC1123Heel blank, Spanish Cedar, 12" x 3" x 7/8"
Yes $12.61 $11.23
HBSC1632Heel blank, Spanish Cedar, 1st grade, 6" x 3" x 2" (enough for 3pc. lam)
Yes $11.57 $10.29
HBSC2123Heel blank, Spanish Cedar, 12" x 3" x 7/8", second grade
Yes $9.97 $8.87
HBSC2643Heel blank, Spanish Cedar, 2nd grade, 6" x 4" x 3"
Yes $16.69 $14.85