There are few colors that go with both spruce and cedar tops as far as bindings go. And if you can find something that works it might not bend easily. I have selected jotoba for the bindings and backstrips for all my wood kits because the color goes with either spruce or cedar and it bends well.
The complete classical guitar wood kit includes all the wood necessary to construct either the guitar in the book or the DVD box set using my methods. J.S. Bogdanovich Guitars has partnered with Allied Lutherie to provide some of the high quality wood for the kits. Complete kit includes top, back, sides. neck, all laminations, wood for details, bracing, bridge blank, nut saddle and fret wire.
In order to create linings as described in the book four mahogany laminations are required. These laminations are approximately .042″ thick. This thickness is not available from wood suppliers therefore these pieces must be milled from larger stock. Now a complete set is available for building your guitar.
The wood details kit includes all the hard to find wood necessary to create a guitar using the building methods in the book and dvd. An elegant color scheme for the guitars’s details has been selected that is different from both the book and the dvd. The components are put together the same way as they are in the book and dvd, the advantage is this scheme will work for both a spruce or cedar top guitar just about any back and sides wood. Kit includes side and lining laminations, detail and headpiece veneer, bindings and back strip, cross-grain back center patch and veneer for creating the wheat motif and rosette center ring. Purchase the entire kit for a savings.
Sheets of veneer are available in 3 colors yellow, brown, and black. These veneers are excellent choices for the decorative parts on the guitar such as purflings, bindings, butt strip, and rosette. Ebonized pear wood veneer is simply the best black veneer. All other veneers are natural colored.