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Exceptional tonewoods for the discerning artisan

Black Walnut - Acoustic Guitar Back and Side Sets

Black Walnut (Juglans nigra) is considered one of the most desirable woods of the United States. It grows in the Mid and Eastern United States and Canada. The heartwood can range from a lighter pale brown to a dark chocolate brown with darker brown streaks. Color can sometimes have a grey, purple, or reddish cast.  It is strong, durable and stable for its weight; it has excellent bending properties with little or no movement in service. The tone produced from a walnut guitar is warm, deep and well rounded most often sought after by fingerstyle guitarists. All of our sets are air dried for three years before we make them available to the public.