“Dear Sir,
A few months ago I placed my first order with you and built my very first guitar. Ovangkol back and sides with Sitka top.
I have been a craftsman for a number of years, rebuilding antique pianos, including making new soundboards and bridges, and decided to try my hand at guitars after buying a Taylor 814ce.
The results of my first attempt were surprising, to me and to others. Since I'm a bit "old-school" I built it entirely by hand, no table saw, router, joiner etc. (I did use a drill press!). I have already received requests for custom made guitars, and from a store interested in selling them.
It really helped to find quality supplies, all in one place, so I could start this experiment - which may just turn out to be my next and final career.
Many Thanks.
ps. I have just placed a second order so I can start making a few more......”

- Jon Ballard

Wood Veneers

VeneerWood500Veneers add a decorative touch to any instrument. Darker veneers add a distinctive contrast to light and dark woods. The flame veneers are excellent and even quite visible on edge. They also look great as a purfling line between two other dark lines or in a headplate sandwich.

On occasion, our first grade veneers are slightly damaged. They might have tears in them, or the ends might be frayed. They cannot be sold as first grade, but have a lot of usable material. These veneers are noted "2nd grade".

International Customers Save on Shipping 
If you don't need full length veneers, you can save on International shipping by purchasing them cut down to thirds – meaning they can ship in a much smaller box. An order of 1 means you get 3 veneer pieces.

SKU Product Name In Stock Each 6+  
VBW Veneer, Bloodwood, 3.375" x 35" x .023" (.6mm)
Yes $8.30 $7.40
VBW2 Veneer, Bloodwood, 2nd grade, 3.375" x 36" x .023" (.6mm)
No $4.95 N/A
VBWSH Veneer, Bloodwood, 3 pieces, 3.375" x 11.5" x .023" (.6mm)
No $8.30 $7.00
VEM6 Veneer, flamed Sycamore, 4.75" x 32" x .023" (.6mm)
Yes $10.65 $9.50
VEM6SH Veneer, flamed Sycamore, 3 pieces, 4.75" x 10.5" x .023" (.6mm)
Yes $10.65 $9.50
VEM62 Veneer, flamed Sycamore, 2nd grade, 5" x 33" x .023" (.6mm)
No $8.41 $7.48
VRW6 Veneer, Indian Rw, 5" x 33" x .023" (.6mm)
Yes $10.65 $9.50