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Torrefied curly maple guitar fingerboard medium figure

Torrefied curly maple guitar fingerboard medium figure
 Torrefied curly maple guitar fingerboard medium figureTorrefied curly maple guitar fingerboard medium figure 
Our Price:  £13.95(Exc. 20% VAT)(£16.74 Inc. VAT)



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Torriefied curly maple guitar fingerboard medium figure

Photo is of a typical piece.

Acer saccharinum sourced from Canada.


Photo is of a typical piece.

Torrefaction is a form of controlled heat treatment that can be seen as a way to speed up the natural ageing present in wood that is decades old.

The process drives away the volatile oils, sugars and resins that would normally vacate the wood naturally over a very long period. This has the effect of making the wood very much more hydroscopic than new wood and therefore much more stable where the instrument may be subjected to extreme variations of temperature and humidity.


The grading system as detailed below evolved in the tonewood department of Timberline many years ago as an attempt to clearly define quality aspects of guitar back and sides sets. I hope that it will be easily understood and that you will excuse me for using a system unique to this company.

AAA Quarter sawn wood or nearly so.

AA Wood that is quartered to one edge, (where the centre joint of the back will be ), gradually straying from the quarter ending up slab sawn at the opposite edge.

A Wood that is slab sawn, the main slab sawn area being approximately half way across the board.

* - One or more asterisks may be added to the grade mark to indicate wood that is aesthetically more pleasing or desirable by virtue of colour, intensity of figure or fineness of grain.

Standard guitar 530 x 70 x 9mm
Standard bass guitar 710 x 70 x 9mm
7 string guitar 530 x 75 x 9mm
8 string guitar 530 x 85 x 9mm
5 string bass guitar 710 x 80 x 9mm
6 string bass guitar 710 x 90 x 9mm

Richlite fingerboards are all 8mm thickness with a smooth finish.

Fingerboards are sometimes supplied tapered along their length but will be sufficient in size for the instrument they are intended for. A standard guitar fingerboard may for example be 60mm wide at the nut end and 70mm wide at the soundhole end. Taper cutting is especially common with Indian rosewood and Indian ebony because it is part of the export regulations for these products.