Favorite Tone Wood Suppliers


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Does anyone have favorite reliable tone wood suppliers or no-go suppliers?

 

Maybe:

 

1.Kind of Wood

 

2. Reliability

 

3. Location

 

4. Shipping speed

 

5. Stuff I forgot....

 

 

I'm Kind of working on a project of sorts.  Don't worry I'm not going to put any of you out of business :-)

 

If there is already a good thread on this or a reference thread maybe this can be an update.  I looked, but I am not the best.

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I get maple from a man in Ontario near the ski hills. His prices are good and his wood is cut in the late 8t's and early 9t's, air dried and nice looking. I am an amateur, but I like it. I visited Metropolitan Music (also near the ski hills) and bought some spruce from Simeon Chambers. I think it is very nice.

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I get maple from a man in Ontario near the ski hills. His prices are good and his wood is cut in the late 8t's and early 9t's, air dried and nice looking. I am an amateur, but I like it. I visited Metropolitan Music (also near the ski hills) and bought some spruce from Simeon Chambers. I think it is very nice.

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Looks delicious.  How much?

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Kenny and Denny at IVC are great to deal with.  Sometimes they get one-off stuff thats not in their catalog.  If you're looking for something special/specific give them a call.

 

Do you have a link for them, or an expansion of the letters "IVC"?  Google gives me all kinds of non-wood related links ...

 

I can add one point of anecdata with oldworldtonewood - 4 yr old wood, reasonably priced, and one from a retired luthier - 30 year old wood - not so cheap.

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Do you have a link for them, or an expansion of the letters "IVC"?  Google gives me all kinds of non-wood related links ...

 

I can add one point of anecdata with oldworldtonewood - 4 yr old wood, reasonably priced, and one from a retired luthier - 30 year old wood - not so cheap.

Sorry Renee, that's what I get for assuming.  IVC stands for International Violin Company (https://www.internationalviolin.com/) in Baltimore.

 

-Jim

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The folks at the Wood Well are great to deal with (Engelmann, Sitka, Big Leaf Maple).  Generous cuts and reasonable prices - oh yeah, nice wood too!

 

http://www.thewoodwell.com

 

James

I forgot about Merrill Frantz and his family. Very good supplier of Sitka and BLM. He knows wood for sure. Merrill makes fiddles too.

 

Mike

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Rick Miller, a maker here in Salt Lake, has pretty much moved on from the business and may have some wood left.  I thought his prices for big leaf maple cello backs were reasonable.  Also Cynthia Davis in Oakland, same story though I bought tools from her rather than wood.  PM me if you would like contact info for either, Dwight.  

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