Building an acoustic instrument 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 Acoustic Guitar Wood Supplies...
Acoustic Back and Side Guitar Sets.
Acoustic Guitars are made of wood and strings, yet the sound they produce can vary greatly. Different designs, quality of craftsmanship and choice of materials make them sound 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 Tone
Tonewood is the term generally used to designate wood with desirable and consistent resonant acoustic qualities, used in the making of musical instruments. But, not all tonewoods are equal. Each has its own characteristics.
- The grain structure will affect the tone of your guitar
- The wood density will affect the tone of your guitar
- The wood moisture content will affect the tone of your guitar
- The sap viability will affect the tone of your guitar
- The way the wood is cured will affect the tone 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. Some were well known by luthiers, but some, like Myrtlewood, Port Orford Cedar, Redwood and Douglas Fir are just now gaining notoriety for their superior tonal qualities.
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 many ways.
Click on the links above to select the perfect back and side set for your next acoustic 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!