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Body Woods

The unique acoustic properties of body woods help color a guitar shape’s fundamental sound. Body woods also boast an inherent visual appeal that can be deeply inspiring, with characteristics that differentiate a guitar and showcase each as a truly unique instrument. But in the end, our goal is simple: to help you find the ultimate tone.

Hawaiian Koa

Few woods carry the allure of Hawaiian koa, with its gorgeous figure and sweet, complex tone.

Blackheart Sassafras

Bold striping caused by fungus makes blackheart a rare and stunningly beautiful wood.


A cannon of a guitar, with exotic coloration and figure to match its bold voice.

Indian Rosewood

The tonewood superstar. Popular, traditional, and versatile, Bob Taylor puts Indian rosewood among the greatest tonewoods ever.

African Ebony

A dense wood typically used for fretboards and bridges, ebony produces rich overtones.


Sonically comparable to rosewood, granadillo’s higher density yields a clear, ringing tone.


Revoiced to produce greater warmth, complexity, volume, sustain and responsiveness

Tropical Mahogany

A midrange powerhouse. Mahogany is prized for balance and articulation, making it one of the best all-around tonewoods there is.


Although not as well-known as its Indian rosewood cousin, ovangkol shares many of the same properties, making it a versatile, great-sounding tonewood.


One of the best all-around tonewoods there is, sapele will deliver for any playing style.

Quilted Sapele

Besides boasting gorgeous figure, the tone enhances sapele’s “bright mahogany” voice with extra low-end warmth.

Macassar Ebony

Macassar’s exotic beauty is matched by a bold, dynamic tone that can be dark or bright, depending on the player and the top pairing.

Tasmanian Blackwood

Blackwood produces a strong volume, with a focused midrange and rich top-end shimmer.

Figured Mahogany

Rare and beautiful, figured mahogany is reserved for limited edition or custom guitars.


Walnut’s crisp highs are balanced by a deep, woody low end that emerges as the guitar is played in.

Layered Koa

Koa veneer is part of the resilient layered construction on the 210ce-K DLX and 214ce-K DLX.

Layered Sapele

Layered wood construction is used to offer attractive, durable and affordable models.

Layered Rosewood

A rosewood veneer and layered construction present a beautiful aesthetic in a durable, affordable package.

Layered Blackwood

A blackwood veneer with layered wood construction blends exotic beauty, resilience and affordability.

Layered Maple

Maple veneer is part of the resilient layered construction on the black 214ce-BLK.