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For additional information of wood characteristics please visit our "On Wood" Section.

NOTE: We are continually receiving wood that would make beautiful guitars and we don't always post them.  If you are interested in a specific wood please contact us, we may either already have it in-house or can acquire it.


NEWS


Some Exceptional Top Woods Currently Available
We have many tops to choose from and do not picture all of our woods available, we have some exceptional quilted and tiger Maple, figured Walnut, Ribbon Mahogany (Honduras).  Contact us for additional information.

Our grading is as follows: Good, Fine, Very Fine, Premium & Exceptional (An Exceptional grade would be relative to a grading such as 5A and very fine to a 3A.  Grading is different from vendor to vendor, so we attempt to grade these wood based on our own experiences when dealing with fine woods...  when we give something an Exceptional grade, chances are you are not going to find anything better, perhaps equal. 



Exceptional Vavona Burl 
(Sequoia sempervirens)

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Book matched set $280
.

Exceptional Vavona Burl
 (Sequoia sempervirens)
(VavonaBurl-5-9-05)
Book matched set $300
.
These Coastal Redwood Vavona Burls are the highest possible grade burl.  They are extremely rare and exceptional in beauty.   The California Redwood is a softwood, however these burls are very hard and dense, specifically ones such as this coming from old growth trees.

We most likely will not see many of these, perhaps never again.

 


Fine to Very Fine Hawaiian Koa
(Acacia koa)
(KAO-2-9-05)
Book matched set $110
.

Fine Redwood Burl 
(Sequoia sempervirens)

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Book matched set $45
.

Fine Redwood Burl 
(Sequoia sempervirens)

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Book matched set $45
.
These Coastal Redwood and Old Growth Figured Maple Burls are potentially Very Fine to Exceptional grade.  They were salvaged in the 80's and have been air dried since that time.  They will be reviewed for the best possible cuts.  This wood will provide much of next years custom tops!!!

Old Growth Redwood Burl 
(Sequoia sempervirens)

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Old Growth Redwood Burl Lace
(Sequoia sempervirens)

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Old Growth Redwood Figured
(Sequoia sempervirens)

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Old Growth Redwood 
(Sequoia sempervirens)

(
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Old Growth Redwood Burl
(Sequoia sempervirens)

(
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Old Growth Redwood Figured
(Sequoia sempervirens)

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Old Growth Redwood Burl
(Sequoia sempervirens)

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Oliepod Burl
(Ozoroa Reticulata)

(
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Oliepod Burl
This is a South Africa Wood that is a member of the Anacardiacea Family, the common name is the Currant Resin Tree.  The wood is a medium to heavy reddish brown hardwood with exceptional figure.  It is an extremely rare wood.  The tops from this burl will go for between $200-$350 each.

Old Growth Figured Maple 
(
Acer saccharum)
(
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Old Growth Figured Maple 
(
Acer saccharum)
(
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Old Growth Figured Maple 
(
Acer saccharum)
(
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Figured Maple Burl 
(
Acer saccharum)
(
MapleBurl-1-04-06)


Exotics Currently Available


African Zebrawood
(Microberlina, brazzavillensis)
We currently have a number of nice pieces for top wood available
.
African Padauk
(Pterocarpus soyauxii))
We currently have a number of nice pieces for top wood as well as fingerboards available
.
Brazilian Purpleheart
(Peltogyne paniculata)
We currently have a number of nice pieces for top wood, body wood, necks & fingerboards  available
.

IPE
(Tabebuis spp)
We currently have a number of nice pieces for fingerboards available
.
Kingwood
(Dalbergia cearensis)
We currently have a number of pieces for nice fingerboards available
.
Cocobolo
(Dalbergia retusa)
We currently have a number of pieces for nice fingerboards available
.

Gabon Ebony
(Diospyrus spp.)
We currently have a number of nice fingerboards available
.

Bloodwood
(Brosimum paraense)
We have 4/4 stock in-house, please contacts us for additional inforamtion.
Kao
(Acacia koa)
We currently have a number of exceptional top sets
.

Lacewood
(Grevillea robusta)
We currently have a number of nice pieces with potential as tops and fingerboards
.

 Tulipwood
(Dalbergia frutescens)
We currently have a some nice fingerboard stock available
.
Bubinga
(Guibourtia Demeusei)
We currently have a number of exceptional top sets
.

Domestics Available


Northern White Ash
(Fraxinus americana)
We currently have both body and neck wood available
.
Basswood
(Tilia americana)
We currently have body  wood available
.
Cherry
(Prunus serotina)
We currently have body, neck and some really nice figured wood for tops
.

Black Walnut
(Juglans nigra)
We currently have both body and neck wood available
.
 Mahogany
(Swietenia macrophylla)
We currently have both body and neck wood available
.
Mesquite
(Prosopis juliflora)
We currently have some nice fingerboard stock available
.

Maple
(Acer macrophyllum & Acer saccharum)
We currently have body, neck, fingerboard and some exceptional top wood, in Birds Eye, Tiger and Quilted figure available.
 Holly
(Ilex opaca)
We currently have some nice fingerboard stock available
.

At Ballurio Guitars we purchase woods from various sources to ensure that you will have available a broad selection of both exotic and domestic woods.  This page will be updated as woods become available.

Please Note: Some of these woods may have been purchased and are not available, we will do our best to ensure that the information is as up-to-date as possible.