Occasionally we obtain exotic or hard to find woods which make beautiful electric guitar tops. These tops may go in and out of stock, so we won't be able to backorder them for you.
- Top plates - 7" x 20" x 5/8" (2 pcs)
- Drop tops - 7" x 20" x 1/4" (2 pcs)
Imbuia, a difficult to source hardwood from Brazil, presents a wide variety of interesting grain patterns - quilt, burl-like, dark streaks and broad wave-like curl are among the different 'figures' we encounter in Imbuia. Every drop-top is unique, however the color is very consistent; a pleasing dark brown color with secondary amber and tobacco hues. Small voids are common place with this wood (fill with a combination of epoxy and wood dust), otherwise, it is non-porous and finishes nicely. It's a medium density wood that promises a maple-like effect on the tone of the instrument.
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A beautiful wood for acoustic guitars or for electric tops. It it more stable than spalted Maple and has deep, high-contrast spalting. Our Manchinga is responsibly harvested in Peru and is a good “low impact” tonewood choice.
Our Mango wood drop tops feature deep, three-dimensional curl patterns. This wood is porous, so with the proper filler, your guitar will display a finish with extraordinary depth. The color is a light brown with reddish highlights. The second grade tops have excellent figure too, but you will encounter some small (>3mm) defects that will not distract much from the intensity of the curl pattern in the wood, and in many cases can be totally concealed. A great deal!
These one-of-a-kind Maple drop tops have amazing color bands that really pop under finish!
Once these few tops are gone -they're gone for good!
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Intense quilt, flame and birdseye patterns come together in these dramatically figured burl tops that were brought to us by a local woodcutter. Each top is one of a kind -amazing considering the present batch was cut from the same burl! Typical of burl woods, there are voids that you will need to fill with epoxy. Every guitar topped with this wood will turn heads.
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Only a few sets available so get them while they last!
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