Griffin Exotic Wood

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The wood I received from Griffin Exotic Wood (3 pieces of AA grade Lignum Vitae) was top-notch, high grade material.  I spent a few emails in correspondence with James, who was more than helpful in answering any questions I had about the Lignum Vitae (of which there were quite a few).  When received, it was just as described; actually, it was better than described - beautiful woodgrain, beautiful color, authentic Lignum Vitae!  Authenticity is a big deal with Lignum Vitae, as there is another wood which is often listed in its place - you do NOT have to worry about this with Griffin Exotic Wood (their business ethic makes any transaction pleasant).  I'd order more, but this was for a sitar bridge - the amount which I ordered is more than enough to last a lifetime!  My sincere thanks to James and the Griffin Exotic Wood company.


"James puts customers first. He pulled all the Tulipwood off the top shelves just to find the perfect pieces for my project and I had never shopped with him prior. Class act! "   B. P. New York

"I just wanted to say that I really like the wood that bought from you.   . . .I had no problem with the shipping. Even the bois de rose came out wonderful too.  I really appreciate the website as well.  It is very informative.  I know I will enjoy turning the wood . . . .Needless to day when I need wood I will come back to your business every time."   D.W.---  Indiana

"Just got your latest shipment.  You really outdid yourself!!-----S.C.   New Hampshire

"I just received the wood.  Thanks very much for the fast shipping!  Fantastic customer service!  F.B.  --France

"My order arrived today and the Ebony is super!  Thank you for great products and terrific service.
--D.W.  Colorado

"I am delighted everything went so smoothly.  It arrived amazingly fast.  I never heard a word from customs, and I did not have to pay a single cent on duties and taxes.  I am also very pleased with the pen blanks . . . "
-----J.A.  Spain

"I received my recent order on Friday the 1st and was extremely pleased with both the shipping time and mostly the quality of the blanks.  I have to tell your that in this day and age, its refreshing to do business with someone of your integrity.  Rest assured we will be doing more business in the future as this wood turning portion of my workshop is getting out of hand.  Thanks again.----J.H.  ----Florida

"I just wanted to let you know that my order arrived today and I couldn't be happier!!!  I cannot wait to sink my chisels into the Amboyna Burl.  You can consider me a new and loyal customer from now on.  Hell you'll be my main supplier!!!----P. D.   New Brunswick, Canada

"I got the wood--haven't turned any but it looks like the wood I would choose to buy in person (not what I often get when I buy on the internet)---J.D. ---Florida

"I received my first order from your company today.  You sure do deliver what you promise.  The pieces I got were perfect.  Something thats quite rare with online retailers.. . . . --M.B.  California

". . . . Your prices are better than most, and it gets sent right away.  I would recommend your company to anybody"------R.B.  Michigan

"Thanks--your products are right at the top for selection, quality, usuability, figure, and accurate depiction on your website"--B.W.  TN

"I want you to know it is a pleasure to work with nice people.  Also the wood I have received from you is of the best quality I have every gotten anywhere.  I really appreciate the fine service and quality products.
--J.B.  Western USA

"Just wanted to let you know the latest shipment arrived and everything was fantastic as were all the pieces from the previous months shipment"---R.D.  Minnesota

". . . .I would like to tell you that I'm very satisfied with your service and quality of wood, and will consider your company for future orders."--E.S.   New York

". . . Thank your for all your help.  It feels very good to have you part of this process".  M.M.  California

"Lovely wood!  Thank you" --K.B.  Colorado

"The wood arrived today, thanks, I love it.  Can't wait to start working with it, and will send you a picture of the first handle I made.  "---W. H.   Germany


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