Bog oak western guitar bridge blank grade AAA*
Quercus spp. sourced from East Anglia.
Inky black to very dark brown and with a significantly higher density and hardness than ordinary oak, bog oak was created when prehistoric forests were submerged under water and silt in anaerobic conditions thousands of years ago.
Fiendishly hard to take through the drying process but reliable and stable when done. A handsome dark and dense timber for guitar building producing good quality instruments.
When carbon dated, bog oak from this source was found to be 5300 years old.