Exhibition Pomelle Sapele Slab
Slightly heavier and finer grain than Honduras Mahogany, this species is also called Sapele Mahogany. Originating from Africa, this species has ... READ MORE
African Sapele is a beautiful, lustrous, iridescence wood with colors that range from light pink to brown and gold to red. It is easy to glue and finish, having similar working properties to Honduras Mahogany. Interlocked grain makes iridescent figure. It is great choice for Acoustic and electric guitars as well as high end jewelry boxes and humidors. Kiln dried and surfaced on two sides.
This special material was cut from a $72,000 SUPERB pomelle figured log. It is all kiln dried and surfaced on two sides. This is an absolutely stunning batch of Sapele that you won't want to miss. It is the finest material we have ever had in stock!
Exhibition Grade. Fine pomelle. Suitable for musical instruments, fine heirloom pieces, etc. Board is 16-1/2" wide, however, we are billing for 16" because that will be the final width after it is jointed. The edges are not square and the width will need to be ripped (please see photos). At numbered end on the back face there is a 22" x 5" area that has some soft wood (please see picture). This can be dented with a fingernail. This looks to be about 1-1/4" thick. The opposite face is structurally strong. There are numerous pin holes under this area that spread across the next couple feet and eventually taper out. The opposite face has pin holes in the same area but is still structurally strong. This board is approximately 80% usable for musical instruments. Normally, material of this grade is cut into veneer that sells for $10/sq ($320/bf).
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WEIGHT: 152 lbs. (plus pallet weight)– will ship freight (FREIGHT COST WILL BE ADDED AFTER CHECKOUT)