Acoustic Woods Ltd.

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Acoustic Woods Ltd.

Acoustic Woods Ltd. is a privately owned, family-operated manufacturer of tonewoods. The company is situated in the heart of Vancouver Island, on the west coast of Canada.

We started in year 2004 as a guitar wood retail business, but expanded in 2006 into full-scale manufacturing - every stage of the guitar soundboards business from log purchase through to selling wholesale to guitar companies worldwide.

Today, we manufacture more than 2000 guitar tops every working day. A typical month includes shipping one, two , or even three containers of guitar soundboards to Asian manufacturers, and smaller orders (ranging from 100 to 10,000 guitar tops) to smaller companies. We are proud to supply almost every major manufacturer of guitars, worldwide.

 We are respected for our quality control, ability to provide large volumes of tops, and our fair pricing.

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Why Choose Us?

One Stop Shopping: We specialize in all three tonewood species that grow in Western Canada: (1.) Sitka Spruce, (2.) Engelmann Spruce, and (3.) Western Red Cedar. We are probably the only manufacturer who can supply large volumes of tops in all three species.

We are also the only manufacturer (at the time of this writing) who can supply you with FSC® guitar tops in all three species. (NOTE: Not all the tops we manufacture are FSC certified!) 

Accurate & Consistent Orders: We take pride in our order fulfillment. We have nine grades of spruce tops and seven grades of cedar tops. Our staff is trained to carefully select every top that goes into your order. You can expect the grade mix you need and your orders to arrive on time.view from the mill

NOTE: Because we have many customers, and some are very large manufacturers, we tend to carry little inventory - it is essentially pre-sold. In addition, not all species are equally available to us all the time. So for fast delivery in the species and grades you need, we suggest that you plan ahead and order well in advance of your deadlines.