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Exceptional tonewoods for the discerning artisan

Ovangkol - Acoustic Guitar Back and Side Sets

Ovangkol (Guibortia ehie) also known as Shedua, Mozambique, Amazoue or Amazakoue is a dense African hardwood found on the Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigera and Gabon. The heartwood is yellow to chocolate brown with greyish black stripes. Ovangkol, when combined with the right top, it gives you a bright and wonderfully responsive guitar. (Since Ovangkul comes from the same family as Bubinga, it shares many of the tonal qualities and depth of Rosewood, although it has a much better “snap” usually associated with medium density woods such as Koa and Walnut.

We milled all of our Ovangkol sets from veneer backing boards processed in the 1960's.  We only have a limited number of sets available at this time.