BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD / FINGERBOARD / 1975 / NATURAL DARK BROWN / Guitar For Sale
I am selling an Old Growth, Brown and Quartersawn, Pre - CITES Ban, Brazilian Rosewood ( Dalbergia Nigra, Rio Rosewood, Jacaranda..etc) Acoustic / Electric guitar fingerboard.
Please note that It is NOT raw material, but a true part as this is defined by the Brazilian authorities that issue the CITES document! It has been planned, sanded and leveled, sealed with wax at both ends and naturally air dried for over 40 years. Also look at the dimensions below to check if they are suitable for the type of guitar you are going to use it for. If you need more help please contact me.
It comes together with its individual unique 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, John Suhr, Warrior, Maton, Melville and to many other boutique luthiers. In the CITES document you will also see our CITES inspection and our names. For obvious reasons I do not show those in the attached pictures. However, the CITES stamp and the relevant information are shown.
The pictures show both sides of the wood. The last picture shows the back side of the wood. All pictures are taken in natural day light.
The wood is already planed and only minimum sanding is required. Please see the pictures. Any surface scratches are due to planning and will easily be removed after the first sanding. Also during the making of the fingerboard, due to the excess length, the light shaded stripe near the edge of the wider side will be removed, thus leaving the whole fingerboard dark. There are a few ( 5) tiny little worm holes which can very easily be filled or even better coincide with the fret slot or be outside your usable area after shaping the board. Those small issues are always expected when the wood is that old and air dried. Hense not an issue!
There are no cracks or other issues. Very clean wood!
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.
It has an excellent grain pattern quartersawn and Brown color, thus making it a VERY RARE piece of this precious wood which is almost extinct. Also, it has large dimensions and you may chose your desirable grain pattern while you mill it.
I have to point out that due to the long seasoning the color looks a bit dull. After the first sanding all the grain comes out very lively. Apparently this is a proof that the board has been air dried for long period.
Today, those are very sought after by any serious collector!!! Extremely hard to find!!!
Our wood is seasoned in the shade for many ... many years and it is the real high quality tonewood. Today this kind of quality is almost extinct.
The dimensions are : Length 53 cm, Thickness Just over 8 mm, Width at high end 7.2cm, Width at low end 7.6 cm.
I hope my description is as accurate as possible. Please see the pictures and feel free to ask me any question.
Also if you need other Brazilian rosewood parts let me know.
Shipping : For all EU countries the cost is the same : 15.00 Euro
For all the rest of the world is : 20.00 Euro
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.