Looking for a UK wood supplier

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by GMC, Dec 8, 2014.

  1. GMC


    Jan 1, 2006
    Wiltshire, UK
    I'm looking for an East Indian Rosewood 1/4" drop top for my next bass project. Does anyone have a wood supplier in the UK which stocks lutherie woods in these sizes?
    My old supplier Craft Supplies / Soundwood in Debyshire doesn't do instrument wood anymore, which is a big dissapointment! It's amazing how companies have come and gone over the last 10 years!
  2. I get my stuff from Exotic Hardwoods in Chapel en le Frith - if you're in Derbyshire then it won't be too far from you

    http://www.exotichardwoodsukltd.com/How to find us/

    If what you want isn't on his website, give him a call anyway as he can probably help you out.

    Edit: Oh I see you're in Swindon! Don't worry, he will do delivery I think his rates are quite reasonable although I live close enough to drop in when I need to.
  3. GMC


    Jan 1, 2006
    Wiltshire, UK
    Awesome! Perfect! Thanks!
  4. Manton Customs

    Manton Customs UK Luthier

    Jan 31, 2014
    Shropshire, UK
    Luthier, Manton Customs
    David Dyke: http://luthierssupplies.co.uk/. They can sometimes take a while to ship but are always top quality timbers and are helpful so don't mind taking pictures, though it's best to ring them rather than email or you'll be waiting a while for a response. They also stock Rosewood tops I believe.

    Exotic hardwoods are good too, though I have had problems with their communication. I actually import a fair bit too, even with the import duty and shipping it can sometimes work out cheaper, especially figured Maple. I sometimes feel there isn't enough demand is in this country for the suppliers to actually take it seriously.