BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD / BACK & SIDES SET / 1975 / EXOTIC DARK / Guitar For Sale
This is an Extremely Rare Exotic looking with High Contrast Grain pattern Old Growth Brazilian Rosewood ( Dalbergia Nigra, Rio Rosewood, Jacaranda..etc) Acoustic guitar set of back & sides.
- Almost Impossible to find it anymore!!!
I have taken pictures during day time, so you may see better the colors and the grain. I did not use any flash light to alter the colors. The color and the grain speak by themselves.
Very exotic and UNIQUE grain!!! Please see the close up pictures and observe the color variation.
- Various tones of Aubergine, Dark Green and others!!!
However, due to the long seasoning the surface is a bit blur and after the first sanding all the grain will come up at least 50% more intense. This type of Brazilian rosewood is extremely hard to find today and specially with this cut.
It comes together with its own CITES document ( CITES PASSPORT FOR FREE INTERNATIONAL TRANSIT ) as it can be seen in the pictures. For the last 20 years, every Brazilian Rosewood component that I sell always comes with its own individual CITES doc as that being the only way to prove the legallity and the authenticity of our wood. We supply the same documents to Don Grosh (US), John Suhr (US), Warrior (US), Maton (AUS), Melville (AUS), Paul Richards (UK), Driskill (US ), and to many other boutique luthiers and individual collectors.
The wood is already planed and pre sanded so minimum sanding is required.
The sides and the back are clean. Please see the pictures.
However, there are 2 very small worm holes, 1 on each of the sides. Also 2 more, 1 each at every piece of the back. Those are extremely easy to fill up by any luthier. When dealing with such an old wood these issues are always expected. I have taken 4 close up pictures to see them. Please look at the last 4 pictures.
This wood has been cut in the mid 70s and since then it has been air dried in the the shed in our warehouse. Absolutely top quality and extremely sonorous.
The set can be used for the back & sides of an acoustic guitar such as Dreadnaught, Grand Concert, Classical, Flamenco, OM type. However, please before commiting yourselves to buy it check the dimensions below if they are suitable for your project. If you do have a mold, then compare yours with mine. Each luthier uses his own molds and designs so it is practically impossible for me to know every buyer's requirement. This also applies to the width of the sides. Hence, I cannot be responsible for any error associated with the size. In case you have any doubts please ask me before buying it. I have marked the backs with my own mold and the dimensions listed below are taken from the markings. All the excess wood ( top, bottom and sides ) can be added to those dimensions.
The dimensions are :
Back ( each piece ) - Length 52.5 cm - Width ( low bout ) 20.5 cm , ( upper bout) 14.8 cm - Thickess 3.5 mm.
Sides ( each piece ) - Length 83 cm - Width ( wide side ) 10.4 cm , Width ( narrow side ) 9.5 cm- Thickness : 3 mm
I hope my description is as accurate as possible. Please see the pictures and feel free to ask me any question.
Also, please ask me if you need other Brazilian rosewood parts. No returns. Sale is final.
Shipping : For all EU countries the cost is the same : 30.00 Euro For all the rest of the world is : 45.00 Euro
The package will be shipped by the Greek Post Office with the EPG (that offers advanced integrated postal services equal to express courier services) 1st Priority Registered Package service for the EU countries and with the 1st Priority Registered Package service or EMS Express couriers or SPM Couriers for the rest of the world. Delivery time varies from 4-10 days depending on the country. These service is very reliable with full tracking. Any Duties and Custom's clearance charges will be entirely at buyer's responsibility. The package will be dispatched within one working day after the payment has cleared and the part will be packed extremely well.
Takis Wood Store and Rare instruments, Greece
For over 20 years we are only specialized in high quality precious tonewoods, such as Brazilian rosewood ( CITES certified ), Pernambuco, Kingwood, Tulipwood, Red Snakewood, Imbuia and many other rare tonewoods.
Please read my article at the Vintage and Rare blog :
We supply Don Grosh (USA), John Suhr (USA), Warrior (USA), Driskill (USA), Maton ( Aus), Melville ( Aus) and to many other boutique luthiers and individual collectors around the world.
All our wood is long seasoned ( 20 - 60 years ) and absolutely air dried. Our main warehouse is in Sao Paulo, Brazil and we also keep stock in Athens , Greece for the European market.