Pommelle sapele guitar top type 'A' grade A**.
For carved tops
Entandrophragma cylindricum sourced from West Africa.
Photo is of a typical piece.
Pomelle is a rare and highly prized form of figure technically very similar to the equally rare and highly prized quilted figure sometime seen in American maple ( acer macrophyllum ).It would be hard to find a better example of how special figure in wood can elevate the humblest of timbers to the highest level of beauty and desirability.It really is unusual for solid pommelle to escape the attention of veneer cutters and this is therefore a rare offering indeed.