Cherry Wood

 Cherry Creme Guitar
Cherry Wood With Creme Binding
Light As A Feather       Sounds Godlike

Very few companies are making guitars with Cherry,  I think the reason is because the cost of Cherry is quite high and it does not look as flashy as some other woods out there.
Some years ago I built a Quicksilver out of Cherry, I couldn't sell it to save my life. The guitar sounded awesome and everyone who played it loved it.   Finally I sold it as a blem  to move it.  The customer wrote me a letter.

Yo Ed

That Cherrywood  Quicksilver U sent me is exactly what I wanted.. Very understated & minimalistic. Several of my friends here locally in Duluth have Quicksilver's.  I have played theirs and fell in love.

Currently I have 2 PRS Customs a PRS Santana <bad mistake I hate it and nobody will buy it>  I also have a Terry McInturff and a Timtone Headless  <I wish I had found out about you sooner>  The Timtone is nice but it was very expensive and not worth what I bought it for. The McInturff sits in the closet with the PRS Santana. I am not fond of either of those and I have tried to sell them on Ebay and it has cost me about $100.00 from feeBay.  It's like throwing good money after bad.

The Quicksilver you sent me is a marvelous piece of machinery. I can't get over the neck,  the tone is creamy like BB King's Lucille,  I can switch to a burning Les Paul, Brown sound and best of all I can even get a funky Strat tone.  This guitar is everything U said and more, It has made me a better player and except for that bad Sperzel tuner it's been totally perfect.

I am coming to Vegas in January for CES, I want to buy another guitar I will bring both my PRS customs to trade. Don't worry they are both 24 fret models. I think I want to get one of your neck through the body models this time.

I don't need anything fancy, I just want it to sustain as well as this guitar.

Thanks for everything
loyal customer for life
Louis Carlson
Duluth Mn


Source:, November 1998
From the United States, Switzerland and Canada.
The popularity of cherry in the furniture market is reported to have increased over the years because of its warmth, personality, and ease of use. The narrow sapwood is whitish to reddish brown or creamy pink. The heartwood varies in color from reddish brown to deep red or light reddish brown, usually with brown flecks and some gum pockets. Cherry is reported to be very sensitive to UV light, and changes to its characteristic reddish-brown, mahogany shade upon exposure. The grain is fine, but material with dark wavy streaks which are described as striking in appearance are frequently found. Texture is fine and uniform, and the wood often has narrow brown pith flecks and small gum pockets. Luster is rich and satiny and finishing characteristics are good.
Common uses include boat building, cabinetmaking, caskets, fine furniture, musical instruments, scientific instruments, sculpture, figured veneer, interior construction, handles and wainscoting.
Specific Gravity is .54 (medium density). Turns very easily.

Weight: 35
Grain: straight, also found as curly.
Figure: color is a light red to pink which darkens with age.
Texture: is close, firm and uniform.
Properties: the wood is very stable in use with little to no warpage or movement. Capable of a smooth surface. Works easily with hand and power tools, carves nicely with a clean sharp edge.
Use: a good wood for hull framing and timbering. Suitable for small fittings and hull planking. 


Cherry Wood is nice when you don't put a finish on it

Not all Cherry has a reddish color to it.

Rare Swirl Cherry