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Peter Lynch
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Kootenay Tonewoods

Post by Peter Lynch » Fri Jul 23, 2021 8:03 pm

Hi
Has anyone had any dealings with Kootenay Tonewoods the website reads really well and I liked their criteria for grading Engelmann Spruce Soundboards .

The issue is I can’t get them to reply to my emails . I have used their site to contact them on at least five occasions without a reply .
I can’t understand this if they are a wholesaler only or my order is too small , a simple email reply explaining the situation would suffice .

Can anyone recommend a reliable supplier of high grade Engelmann Spruce Soundboards Please

Thanks
Peter

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Re: Kootenay Tonewoods

Post by Steve.Toscano » Fri Jul 23, 2021 10:42 pm

Hi Peter,
I used to buy from Graham Hein (Kootenay Tonewoods), however my last order through him was about 3 yrs ago.

His product is great, seemed like a pretty good guy, however i did run into some difficulties (hence why i no longer buy from him, won't go into details here).

I think he supplies some of the big US and china factories, Im pretty sure he was wholesale only.
I was ordering 20 - 50x AAAA/mastergrade sets at a time and i believe this was a pretty small volume for him to deal with.

If you're after some good quality tops feel free to send me a message i may be able to supply you.

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Steve

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Re: Kootenay Tonewoods

Post by kiwigeo » Sat Jul 24, 2021 7:53 am

I've bought a lot of wood of Graham over the years. Most of my purchases were via his Ebay page which no longer seems to be operating. I found him great to deal with.

http://www.kootenaytonewood.com/
Martin

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Post by graham mcdonald » Sun Jul 25, 2021 12:25 pm

I think Graham Hein sold the business a few years back.

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Re: Kootenay Tonewoods

Post by Peter Lynch » Thu Dec 02, 2021 3:46 pm

Thank you for the reply’s , every one
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Re: Kootenay Tonewoods

Post by Semmens Guitars » Fri Dec 03, 2021 10:54 pm

He has teamed up with Music Spruce Canada.

I bought a stack of Engelmann Tops a while back as he transitioned over to them.

https://musicsprucecanada.com

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Re: Kootenay Tonewoods

Post by kiwigeo » Sat Dec 04, 2021 11:17 am

Thanks Matt. Prices look very reasonable.
Martin

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Re: Kootenay Tonewoods

Post by Spring » Sun Dec 05, 2021 4:46 am

Another source for excellent quality tonewoods is:
https://www.mountainvoice.ca/
Gordon Carson does it all. He logs, mills, cures, ships etc. all sourced from the areas around Valemount, and McBride BC Canada.
Gordon is extremely particular and a real one of a kind individual.
Tell him Dale Stephens sent you. (no, no perks for me, just spreading the word).

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Re: Kootenay Tonewoods

Post by Snail » Mon Dec 13, 2021 6:47 pm

I have purchased a small quantity of tops recently - about 6 or so from Music Spruce Canada. They were easy to deal with when ordering.

They haven’t arrived yet - I picked the slowest shipping option known to man by accident. Completely my fault.

I am very keen for them to arrive. Can’t wait for The year 2034 to arrive.

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Re: Kootenay Tonewoods

Post by Alaska Splty Woods » Fri Dec 17, 2021 7:59 am

May I offer and alternative.
One of the best attributes of engleman is it's light weight and density and tonal response.
Downfall, is it's fragile softness. dents and scratches easy.
What if you could get the tonal response of engleman, but in a board that has the toughness and hardness of sitka?
Our ultra-light sorts/variations in A-4A grades does just that.
There is a variation in the non-figured dreadnaught size guitar tops.grades A, AA, AAA and Master grade.
This sort has been gleaned from a 2-3 old growth logs that we salvaged in a couple timber sales. some float log and some a bridge stringer.
The 600 tops we have in this UL sort has been gleaned from over 60-70,000 guitar tops we have cut over the past several years.
One can use filters on our newly updated website/online store to get right to them.
Regards, Brent Sr
Brent Cole Sr. - Pres./ Founder Alaska Specialty Woods Inc.
"Woods for the World's Music in Harmony with the Land"
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Re: Kootenay Tonewoods

Post by kiwigeo » Fri Dec 17, 2021 10:37 am

Look at the bright side...tops will be well "seasoned" by the time they arrive :mrgreen:
Snail wrote:
Mon Dec 13, 2021 6:47 pm
I have purchased a small quantity of tops recently - about 6 or so from Music Spruce Canada. They were easy to deal with when ordering.

They haven’t arrived yet - I picked the slowest shipping option known to man by accident. Completely my fault.

I am very keen for them to arrive. Can’t wait for The year 2034 to arrive.
Martin

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