Mastergrade 4A Blackwood Dreadnaught Guitar Back and Side Set Book-matched
Unique, sustainably sourced Australian Blackwood from the Otway Ranges in Victoria. This set has been selected from the same log, ensuring consistency in colour and timber properties. The timber is processed to ensure the grain is as straight as possible to minimise long-grain runout and increase stability, strength and acoustic qualities.
This back set offers the ability to have a sap line down the middle or choose to use only heartwood.
Minimum dimensions: 540mm x 220mm x 3.5mm (LxWxT) see outlines on photos for a guide
Finish: Thin-kerf Bandsaw
Minimum dimensions: 850mm x 125mm x 2.5mm (LxWxT)
see outlines on photos for a guide
Density guide (Light, Medium, Dense): Medium light
This timber has been air dried and seasoned for at least 4 years and has reached an EMC of approximately 8%.
Blemishes/Defects: as seen in the photos there is one main inclusion on the side set, however the piece is large enough to avoid it. There are a few small pith spots on the back set, as seen in photos. The side set has less figure than the back set. This set has been priced accordingly.
Disclamer: It is recommended that the luthier ensure that the timber has reached the appropriate EMC for their environment and application, and is stabilised to their working conditions before glueing. Otway Tonewoods holds no responsibility for the luthier failing to condition the timber for their needs. We give a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all products if it fails to meet the description.
Highly figured timber can be difficult to work with, particularly when bending sides or planing. We will not be liable for damage or breakages of the timber during construction.
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