Brazilian Rosewood / Fingerboard / 1970 / Natural Dark / Bass
I am selling an Old Growth, Pre - CITES Ban, Brazilian Rosewood ( Dalbergia Nigra, Rio Rosewood, Jacaranda..etc) Acoustic / Electric guitar fingerboard.
The dimensions are : Length 69.4 cm - Width ( nut end ) 5.4 cm, ( body end) 7.4 cm - Thickness 8.25 mm. Also at 60 cm of length the width at the nut end is approx. 5.7 cm.
It comes together with its 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.
The wood is already planed and only minimum sanding is required. Please see the pictures.
There are no worm holes. No cracks, No defects. Practically perfect and amazing quality !!! This wood has been cut in the mid 60s 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 and dark color of the Imperial type, thus making it a VERY RARE piece of this precious wood which is almost extinct.
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!!!
For a long seasoned wood the cut ( quartersawn or flat sawn ) does not influence the stability or the sound properties of the wood. On that respect both cuts behave exactly the same.
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 : 25.00 Euro
For all the rest of the world is : 30.00 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 for the rest of the world. Delivery time varies from 4-10 days depending on the country. This service is very reliable with tracking.
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.