Musical Instrument Billets

Dunlap Woodcrafts selects and processes kiln-dried hardwood billets for musical instrument necks. These pieces of wood are hand selected or carefully re-sawn for use in guitars, banjo, mandolins, violins, violas, and bass-guitars necks. We inspect end-grain alignment, as well as grain direction in order to avoid grain run out. Billets may be square or rectangular.

Although no one in the shop has ever build a musical instrument, our own customers have giving us the greatest training for selecting wood for necks and musical instrument grade lumber.


  • We listen to your needs
  • We can ship anywhere
  • Feel free to send us your tracing or template for review or to order some wood
  • Availability of the wooden billets above varies at times, please check with us
Billet 4" x 4" x 30"-31" 2.5" x 4" x 30"-31" 3.5" x 3.5" x 30"-32"
Mahogany $45.00 $35.00
Cherry $40.00 $30.00
Curly Cherry $45.00 $35.00 $40.00
Curly Maple $40.00 $30.00 $35.00
Walnut $45.00 $30.00 $40.00

Straight grain hard maple (sugar maple) is available in limited quantities. Here is the cost per billet when available:

Small Billet 2 3/8" x 3 1/2" x 30"-31" $20.00
Medium Billet 3.5" x 3.5" x 30"-31" $25.00