Crotch Walnut

(Juglans Nigra)

OTHER COMMON NAMES: Figured Black Walnut, Feathered Crotch Walnut, Curly Walnut, Figured Walnut
Note: Figured Walnut is one of the most beautiful woods in the world. Crotch Walnut is mainly used on Black Tiger Models. See also “Claro Walnut”.


(BSR) 4TN (Black Tiger)
Exhibition Grade Crotch Walnut (Criss Cross Figure)
(BSR) 5TN (Black Tiger)
Exhibition Grade Crotch Walnut (Marbled Figure)
(BT) 5TNV (Vintage Black Tiger)
Highly Figured Crotch Walnut
(Multicolored Flame Pattern)
(BSR) 6TN (Black Tiger)
Crotch Walnut (Feather Crotch)
(BSR) 5TN-Black Tiger
Highly Figured Crotch Walnut
Criss Cross Flamed Pattern
OriginEastern USA (Mostly from PA & NY)
Avg. Weight (@ 6-8% moisture)3.3- 3.5 Lbs per Bd. Ft.
Weight ClassificationMedium
Where Used on Smith BassesBookmatched Tops (Mainly on Black Tiger Model)
Tone Produced on Smith BassesArticulate High End with Clear Lows
Stock AvailabilityMedium thru Exhibition* Click for Grades
Avg. Age of Wood in Stock12+ Years Acclaimed (Kiln & Air Dried)

*Premium “Exhibition Grade” is extremely rare, Call for $ and Availability.

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