Katalox Back and Side Sets
  • Katalox Back and Side Sets
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B/S Katalox, parlor or smaller

$129.95

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.

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We will bend your sides based on the option you choose. These options are filtered to work with the back and side set you are purchasing. We are unable to bend a Florentine cutaway.

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  • Bend sides to parlor (small orchestra) shape based on our PL29 plan (ref: SVSBP)

    $50.00
    Bend sides to parlor (small orchestra) shape based on our PL29 plan (ref: SVSBP)

    $50.00
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If you have opted to have your sides bent, do not choose any side options here, choose only back customizations. If you are having your sides bent, we recommend: Join back only and sand to .095".

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  • Join back and sand to .095", sand sides to .090" - CHOOSE THIS IF YOU ARE NOT HAVING SIDES BENT (ref: SVBJS)

    $35.00
    Join back and sand to .095", sand sides to .090" - CHOOSE THIS IF YOU ARE NOT HAVING SIDES BENT (ref: SVBJS)

    $35.00
  • Join back and sand to .095" (nothing will be done with the sides) - CHOOSE THIS IF YOU ARE HAVING SIDES BENT (ref: SVBJ)

    $25.00
    Join back and sand to .095" (nothing will be done with the sides) - CHOOSE THIS IF YOU ARE HAVING SIDES BENT (ref: SVBJ)

    $25.00
  • Sand unjoined back to .100", sand sides to .090" - CHOOSE THIS IF YOU ARE NOT HAVING SIDES BENT and you don't want your back joined (ref: SVBS)

    $25.00
    Sand unjoined back to .100", sand sides to .090" - CHOOSE THIS IF YOU ARE NOT HAVING SIDES BENT and you don't want your back joined (ref: SVBS)

    $25.00
  • Sand unjoined back only to .100" - CHOOSE THIS IF YOU ARE HAVING SIDES BENT or you don't want sides sanded. Back will not be joined. (ref: SVBOS)

    $15.00
    Sand unjoined back only to .100" - CHOOSE THIS IF YOU ARE HAVING SIDES BENT or you don't want sides sanded. Back will not be joined. (ref: SVBOS)

    $15.00
  • Sand sides only to .090" - choose this if you don't want your back joined or sanded. (ref: SVSOS)

    $15.00
    Sand sides only to .090" - choose this if you don't want your back joined or sanded. (ref: SVSOS)

    $15.00
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Choose a backstrip - the feature strip that goes down the back of the guitar. You will be given the option to have it installed in the next step. 

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Have us install your backstrip. You must have chosen a backstrip and asked us to join your back in the previous selections. We sandwich the backstrip in between the back plates rather than rout and inlay. 

If there is not a choice here it is because we are unable to insert a backstrip. This is typically because you have chosen a 3-piece back. 

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  • Insert backstrip (ref: SVBI)

    $5.00
    Insert backstrip (ref: SVBI)

    Backstrips are joined into the back, not routed. 

    $5.00
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If you have elected to have us join your back, you may also wish to have us profile it. We will profile your back to the shape you choose leaving approximately 1/4 inch of extra material beyond the outline. This excess material can be removed later, once your box is complete, using a router with a flush trim bit or by other appropriate means. These options are filtered to work with the back and side set you are purchasing. 

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  • Profile joined back to parlor (small orchestra) shape based on our PL29 plan (ref: SVPBP)

    $5.00
    Profile joined back to parlor (small orchestra) shape based on our PL29 plan (ref: SVPBP)

    $5.00
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Wood Species
Katalox
Color/Scheme
Figured
Shipping Restrictions - Location
No Restrictions
Grade
Mixed
Size
Parlor or smaller
Thickness
.120"+ or 3mm+
Serial Number
006

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B/S Katalox, parlor or smaller

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.

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