Exotic Wood Zone was started in the year 2013 by Jockey Mohammed from St Louis, USA. Mr Jockey Mohammed is originally from india. His father Mr. T.J. Casper is the owner of M/s Bluemountain Exporters which has been in business from 1980 exporting rosewood to Musical Instrument companies all around the world. Some companies like Takamine, Victornox, Maderas Barber, West Penn Hardwoods, Marton Guitars had been their customers. During his time with Mr Casper they used to buy rosewood from all over India from Government Auctions, from other suppliers in India. Mr Jockey learned from his dad how to select the best rosewood for Musical Instruments. When he was in college, he used to work on the band saw cutting wood for his dads Saw Mill.
Mr Mohammed was trained to select the best ebony and rosewood guitar products under the supervision and guidance of other well known experts in this field. Exports were done to all major buyers of guitar products, turning blanks, pen blanks and knife handles.
For the past 36 years, we have been supplying our products to countries like Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, USA, Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Australia, Spain and more. During this period we started offices at Cochin for fast shipments and became a member of NAMM show in 2001.
Jockey Mohammed moved to US and in year 2003 started St Louis Exotic woods with Tom and Gerylnn Perry but the company did not do well and business was closed. In 2013 with little resources, Exotic Wood Zone was established. At that time, Exotic Wood Zone focused only on imports and supply to major wholesalers in US and didn’t even have a website to do online business.
Now, exotic wood zone started its own website with a focus on service and quality to retail customers. We are going to offer excellent pricing. At this time, we are only focusing on a few select exotic wood, mostly produced and manufactured at our own unit in India.
We supply guitar products like ebony, rosewood, Ziricote, Cocobolo, Mexican Granadillo, Bocote fingerboard, bridges, headplates, rosewood neck wood, rosewood Back & Sides etc. Rosewood, black palm, red palm, honduran Mahogany and ebony turning blanks, bowl blanks, pen blanks, knife blanks etc. Australian burls like Red Mallee, Brown Mallee, Red Gum etc.
This is a family business and we intend to do our best to make our customers happy with our beautiful and lovely wood. If you call on 314-495-5453 Mr Jockey Mohammed will be personally answering all your calls and offcourse this is his cell number. He will do his best to make sure you are happy with your purchase. You can call him from 6 AM in the morning to 10;00 P.M. We want to do business with you as a friend and friends do call anytime.
As far as pricing is concerned if you are not happy please contact us and we will do our best to beat any price that’s in the market. We say this with confidence because we know what other wholesalers pay for their merchandise, as they used to buy some of the merchandise from my dad.
Opening this site was risky to us as we may loose some of our wholesale customers. However, we thought its those small buyers who buy one or few pieces that are the real back bone of any economy or business. Cheers to you all and please keep your business with us and demand the best price and quality from us.
Message from Mr Jockey Mohammed
My dad Mr Casper is now 73 years old and is not able to walk without any support from someone. I visit him every year in India and we discuss a lot about the business and how the business has changed so much. When I was a kid i remember the time when my dad used to send a letter to customer via Airmail and wait for 4 weeks to get a reply. Then it moved to telex then fax and now email. He says business response is faster but the core value of quality will always remain the same. Thats what I should focus and thats what I want to deliver also. Learned a lot from my dad when it comes to rosewood. He loves rosewood a lot. He always says to me “Wood will never betray you” Love you dad. My prayers always that you get better. I will carry your dreams and do my best.