We originally created some SM guitar stands in eastern curly walnut. It was a beautiful wood but very difficult to acquire. We now use claro walnut which is a walnut that grows in the northwest U.S. It is also a gorgeous wood that exhibits a wide range of figure, flame, and color. Four different stands in claro walnut and two in curly eastern walnut are pictured. If you would like to order this stand, please use the button below:
Cocobolo is a beautiful dense exotic hardwood with lots of grain and color. Different pieces of cocobolo can vary widely in terms of color and grain. No two pieces are the same. Two different stands are pictured here with wide bands of yellow sap running up the middle of the bases which provides an interesting contrast to the dark reds, browns, and blacks in the heart wood. One of the stands below also has gold metal feet and hardware.
This stand was requested by our good friend and fantastic luthier, Jason Kostal. Wenge is a tropical wood, dark in color with a very interesting grain pattern. Ebony binding was added to the stand to give it a somewhat more refined look. To match the ebony binding, mirror black hardware and black leather was added to the stand.
Curly maple is one of our most popular woods. The curl is almost psychedelic in some pieces offering a shimmering 3D effect to the wood. The character and intensity of the curl varies widely from one board to another.
Black walnut is a very popular wood choice. It has a deep brown color with occasional figure or flame. It works well with other furniture since walnut is so common.
Curly maple is a light colored wood with interesting flame and figure. The amount of figure can vary quite a bit from board to board. Especially with inlays or bindings of contrasting woods like walnut or bubinga, curly maple makes a beautiful guitar stand.
Below are more stands in exotic woods from various parts around the globe. Anigre comes from Africa, Macassar Ebony imports from Indonesia, and Ziricote is found in Central America. All are beautiful woods exhibiting unique grain and figure.
Anigre is a tropical hardwood from Africa. It is somewhat similar to maple although it is not quite as light in color. The Anigre we have has tremendous curl and is really beautiful.
WM Guitar Stand in Macassar Ebony with mirror black hardware and black leather supports. Macassar Ebony is not as black as Gaboon Ebony and comes from a different area. Macassar comes out of Indonesia while Gaboon is found in Africa.
Ziricote is a beautiful wood found in a small part of Central America. It exhibits wonderful grain patterns and is denser than rosewood. Like cocobolo and rosewood, it is fairly heavy and polishes to a beautiful finish. The wood used for this stand was found while searching for other woods at a local exotic wood supplier in Long Island. It was a very rough board when purchased, so it was an incredible surprise when it first emerged from the planer in the shop.
We recently discovered sycamore while shopping for other woods. Sycamore is a beautiful wood with wonderful varied grain. Check out the close-up shot of the wood to get an idea of the grain. The stand shown here has bubinga edge binding and bubinga inlay on the base. The hardware is pewter powdercoat.
Click on the tabs below for WM stands in mahogany, cherry, and rosewood.