The distinct sound of an instrument depends mostly on who’s playing it. But woodworkers know that it’s also partially due to the materials used to craft it.

Different pieces of wood carry unique sound characteristics. When constructing an instrument, you can select a species that sounds like music to your ears. For example, a guitar made of Bolivian Rosewood will sound a bit different than one made of Maple. We carry popular species like Ebony, Cocobolo, and Curly Cherry to help you create the sound that you want.

Musical wood, which is also known as tonewood, is perfect for an aspiring artist and woodworker. Interested in creating your own instrument? We carry guitar necks, fretboards, and guitar tops. You’ll find everything you need to craft your customized guitar.

If you’re ready to make your next instrument by hand, browse our collection of musical wood.