Mandolin Neck Rough-sawn A Grade
Unique, sustainably sourced Australian Blackwood (Acacia melanoxylon) from the Otway Ranges in Victoria.
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. All one-piece neck blanks are quarter sawn: grain running parallel to the fingerboard.
Please note that this is a general product description and each neck block will be unique. Photos are presented as a guide only.
To suit A and F-style Mandolin: 420mm x 60mm x 50mm (LxWxD)
Finish: Bandsaw and Planer
Density guide (Light, Medium, Dense): Light to Medium. We do not sell or recommend dense Blackwood necks.
This timber has been air dried and has reached an EMC of approximately 10%.
Blemishes/Defects: Timber is part of nature and unlike man-made products it may have natural features that are undesirable for luthiers. Although these features can purvey uniqueness and authenticity they may also be seen as imperfect by some. We have made every effort to highlight any blemishes or defects as best as we can. Please rely on the photos for the most accurate representation of the timber.
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.
Shipping times may vary depending on the location and COVID delays. Please be patient with shipping delays and get in touch if you have any issues.
If at all you have any questions or concerns please contact us.