“I keep meaning to send an email and let you know that I got the prem. Indian Rosewood and was very pleased. You all at LMII have always given me great reason for trust in doing business with you. You have always treated me well and in a prompt and professional fashion. You have always helped with any problems that I might. have. Your staff is knowledgeable and professional and the materials have been great. You guys run the type of business that makes me look for things I need that I can get from you. If that doesn't work (look for things I might need in the future). Thank you for giving me a place where I can buy my materials with confidence.”

Michael M.


Swartzia cubensis
Katalox (pronounced "CAT-a-loash") has purple and deep red highlights, dark lines and interesting layers of black, grey and dark brown make this a really remarkable wood to look at and promises to contribute to some truly memorable instruments. 
It's heavy and dense (denser than most Rosewoods, less so than Ebony) with a loud, clear and commanding tap tone with a quick, bright attack. There is a lot of variety with this wood, so take your time looking at the current options in our photo gallery.  Often we have sets with some nice bee's wing figure! Katalox comes from the Eastern forests of Central America and the supply is relatively plentiful, though it's possible we may experience some delays in the supply chain from time to time. 

B&S, Katalox, figured, steel string

BSKTSSFG002 -  $92.50

B&S, Katalox, figured, class/OM/000

BSKTCLFG001 -  $92.50

B&S, Katalox, figured, class/OM/000

BSKTCLFG002 -  $92.50

B&S, Katalox, figured, class/OM/000

BSKTCLFG004 -  $92.50

B&S, Katalox, figured, class/OM/000

BSKTCLFG006 -  $92.50

B&S, Katalox, figured, class/OM/000

BSKTCLFG007 -  $92.50