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Solid Body Guitar

Building an electric guitar takes a great amount of time, skill and effort. Starting with the best tone woods is essential to achieving the best quality sound, look, and feel. The woods we offer are unique and hand selected to combine the finest tonal qualities available, with stunning visual beauty.

Select from the woods below to see the full variety of Solid Body Electric Guitar Wood Supplies....

 

Solid Body Electric Guitar Sets

Electric guitars vary greatly in sound, look and playability. Different designs, quality of craftsmanship, electronics and choice of woods make them sound, look and feel different from one another. It's the luthiers' goal to combine the best of these elements to create the next masterpiece. Our task is seeking and offering the finest tonewoods available to make that goal a reality.

Great Wood = Great Guitar

Tonewood is the term generally used to designate wood with desirable and consistent resonant qualities, used in the making of musical instruments. The visual appeal and weight are also important factors. Each tonewood species and cut has its own unique characters.

  • The grain structure affects the tone of your guitar
  • The wood density affects the tone and weight of your guitar
  • The wood colors, patterns, figuring and chatoyance affect the appearance of your guitar
  • The sap viability affects the tonal quality of your guitar
  • The way the wood is cured will affect the tone, look, and structural stability of your guitar
  • The amount it's played will affect the tone of your guitar (the more, the better)

We consider the finest tonewoods to be those with superior projection and sustain, and without weak or bright spots within the tonal range. Many of the wood species from the US Pacific NW meet this criteria, and more. Some were well known by luthiers, but others, like Myrtlewood, Claro, Franquette & Bastogne Walnut, Port Orford Cedar, Redwood, Pistachio, Olive, Osage Orange and Douglas Fir are just now gaining notoriety.

Make your next guitar one of a kind. Every luthier set sold by OregonWildWood is visually unique and distinctive - even sets within the same species vary greatly in color, contrast and figuring. You'll find the largest online selection of guitar woods available - all special within their own right. All are exotic, beautiful, unique and superior. Each set is individually pictured giving you the opportunity to choose the perfect one for your next guitar.

Healthy forests are vital to all of us, for many reasons. We must preserve these precious resources for future generations. To that end, Oregon Wild Wood strives to provide only salvaged wood, trunks and stumps left behind from old timber harvests, trees that have died and/or must be removed, trees from commercial groves that become unproductive, and even wood salvaged from old buildings and structures. Your next guitar can be a source of pride in yet another way.

Click on the links above to select the perfect top and/or back sets for your next guitar. Contact us if you would like more information to help decide which species and item is right for you. At Oregon Wild Wood, our mission is to improve the sound (and beauty and playability) of your next guitar!