List of Wood Species

In order to give you an overview of the woods we carry by both their common scientific names, we have made this list. Not all these woods are in stock. Please refer to the regular product listing for current stock status.

List of Commonly Used Guitar Woods
Common Name Botanical Name Source Country
Adirondack (Red Spruce) Picea rubens Canada, USA
African Blackwood Dalbergia melanoxylon Senegal, Mozambique
African Mahogany Khaya ivorensis Gabon, Cameroon
Alaskan Yellow Cedar Chamaecyparis nootkatensis Canada, USA
Alder Alnus glutinosa USA
Alpine Spruce Picea spp., Picea Excelsa, Picea Abies Switzerland, Germany, Italy, France
Amazon Rosewood Dalbergia spruceana Brazil
Anigre Pouteria spp Africa
Amboyna Pterocarpus soyauxii Gabon, Cameroon
Basswood Tilia americana USA
Black Heart Sassafras Atherosperma Moschatum Australia
Bigleaf Maple Acer macrophyllum USA
Birdseye Maple Acer saccharum USA
Black Acacia Acacia melanoxylon Australia
Black Walnut Juglans nigra USA
Bloodwood Brosimum rubescens, Brosimum paraense Brazil
Bocote Cordia gerascanthus Mexico
Boxwood Buxus microphylla Japan
Brazilian Rosewood Dalbergia nigra Brazil
Brazilian Tigerwood Astronium graveolens Brazil
Bubinga Guibourtia spp., Didelotia Africana, Guibourtia Demeusei Gabon, Cameroon
Buckeye Burl Aesculus californica USA
California (Claro) Walnut Juglans californica USA
Carpathian Spruce Picea spp. Switzerland, Germany, Italy, France
Chechen Metopium brownei Mexico, Central America
Cocobolo Rosewood Dalbergia retusa Mexico
East Indian Rosewood Dalbergia latifolia India
Ebony, African (Madagascar) Diospyros spp. Madagascar
Engelmann Spruce Picea engelmannii Canada, USA
European Maple Acer pseudoplatanus Switzerland, Germany, Italy, France
German Spruce Picea excelsa, P. abies Switzerland, Germany, Italy, France
Goncalo Alves Astronium lecointei Brazil
Granadillo Platymiscium spp. Mexico
Honduran Mahogany Swietenia macrophylla Honduras, Guatemala, Belize, Bolivia
Honduran Rosewood Dalbergia Stevensonii Guatemala
Imbuia Phoebe porosa Brazil
Ishpingo  Amburana cearensis Peru
Italian Spruce Picea spp. Switzerland, Germany, Italy, France
Jatoba Hymenaea courbaril Brazil
Kauri Agathis Australis Australia
Khaya Khaya ivorensis Africa, multiple
Koa Acacia koa USA
Lacewood Grevillea robusta Australia
Macacauba Platymiscium pinnatum Brazil, Peru
Macassar Ebony Diospyros celebica Indonesia
Machiche Andira inermis Peru, Bolivia, Brazil
Manchinga Brosimum alicastrum Peru
Madagascar Rosewood Dalbergia buroni Madagascar
Mahogany Swietenia macrophylla Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico
Malaysian Blackwood Diospyros ebonasea Malaysia
Masur birch Betula alba Scandinavia
Mayan Walnut Lysiloma bahamensis USA, Mexico
Monkey Pod Cassia marilandica Indonesia
Monterey Cypress Cupressus macrocarpa or Cupressus macnabiana Mexico
Morado Machaerium scleroxylon, Swartzia fistuloïdes, Machaerium villosum Bolivia
Narra Pterocarpus indicus Indonesia, Solomon Islands
Oregon Myrtle Umbellularia californica USA
Ovangkol Guibourtia ehie, Guibourtia arnoldiana Gabon, Cameroon, Angola
Padauk Pterocarpus soyauxii Republic of Congo
Palo Escrito Dalbergia paloescrito Mexico
Pau Ferro/Morado Machaerium scleroxylon, Swartzia fistuloïdes, Machaerium villosum, Caesalpinia ferrea Brazil
Peruvian Walnut Juglans neotropica Columbia, Ecuador, Peru
Pink Ivory Berchemia zeyheri Zimbabwe, Mozambique and South Africa.
Poplar Liriodendron tulipifera USA
Port Orford Cedar Chamaecyparis lawsoniana USA
Primavera Cybistax donnell-smithii Germany
Pumaquiro Aspidosperma macrocarpon Peru
Purple Heart Peltogyne venosa Brazil
Red Mountain Cedar Cedrela montana Peru
Redwood Sequoia sempervirens USA
Rock Maple Acer saccharum USA
Sapele Entandrophragma cylindricum Republic of Congo
Sitka Spruce Picea sitchensis Canada, USA
Snakewood Piratinera guianensis Suriname
Southeast Asian Rosewood Dalbergia bariensis Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam
Spanish Cedar Cedrela odorata Brazil
Spanish Cypress Cupressus Sempervirens Spain, Italy
Swamp Ash Fraxinus americana USA
Sycamore Platanus racemosa, Platanus occidentalis, Acer pseudoplatanus UK
Thuja Thuja plicata USA
Tintul Tamarindus indica Cameroon, Tanzania
T’zalam Lysiloma spp Mexico
Wenge Millettia laurentii Cameroon
West African Ebony Diospyros spp. Cameroon
Western Red Cedar Thuja plicata USA
Zebrawood Microberlinia brazzavillensis Gabon, Cameroon
Ziricote Cordia dodecandra Mexico, Belize, Guatemala