About Us

                       WOOD ZONE



A Few Words About Us


Exotic Wood Zone was founded in 2013 by Jockey Mohammed in St. Louis, Missouri. In 1980, Jockey’s father T.J Casper established Blue Mountain Exporters in Fort Kochi India which specialized in exotic woods such as ebony and rosewood guitars to provide clients like Takamine, Victorinox, Maderas Barber, West Penn Hardwoods, and Marton Guitars.

After starting his career with his father's wood exporting business in the 80s, Jockey learned passionately about various woods in manufacturing musical instruments. He used to passionately work in his father’s mill.

For the past 26 years, Jockey has been supplying specialized exotic wood products to countries like Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, the USA, Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Australia, Spain, and more. During this period he started offices at Cochin for fast shipments and became a member of the NAMM show in 2001.

In 2021 Jockey took over management of the Blue Mountain Sawmill and Exporting business from his father, who passed away that year. Later, Blue Mountain incorporated with Exotic Wood Zone to form Exotic Wood Zone India.

Starting in 2012, Exotic Wood Zone is now a leading name among luthiers, woodworkers, and woodturners. For the past decade, Exotic Wood Zone passionately served over 100,000 customers with a strong presence on eCommerce platforms like eBay and Amazon.

Exotic Wood Zone is now operating from a 25000 square feet facility in St. Louis and has over 50+ species of lumber and wood varieties in various categories. Thus, making us one of the largest lumber suppliers in the Midwest. Moreover, we are a passionate team of 20 members with our best quality products and passionate customer service. 


Exotic Wood Zone’s Species List



  • African Blackwood                           
  • African Mahogany
  • Alder
  • Ambrosia Maple



  • Canarywood
  • Caribbean Walnut
  • Chechen
  • Cherry
  • Cherry Quarter Cut Music Grade
  • Bloodwood
  • Bocote
  • Bubinga


  • Figured Walnut
  • Fiddleback Mahogany
  • Flame Maple


  • Hard Maple Flat Sawn
  • Hard Maple Quarter Cut Music Grade
  • Honduran Mahogany



  • Leopardwood


  • Padauk
  • Padauk
  • Primavera
  • Purpleheart


  • Red Oak


  • Wenge
  • White Ash
  • White Oak


  • Zebrawood
  • Ziricote




  • Basswood
  • Birdeye Maple
  • Black Limba
  • Black Palm
  • Black Walnut
  • Bloodwood
  • Bocote
  • Bubinga

  • East Indian Rosewood




  • Gaboon Ebony
  • Goncalo Alves/Jobillo
  • Granadillo



  • Katalox / Mexican Royal Ebony





  • Morado/Pau Ferro


  • Quilted Maple

  • Santos Rosewood/Morado
  • Sapele
  • Sipo Mahagony
  • Spalted European Beech
  • Spalted Tamarind
  • Spanish Cedar
  • Stripped Ebony


  • Yellow Poplar





A shipment full of Burls


Guitar Bodyblanks With Top


Wood Logs


Hybrids made by EWZ


With Louis Barber ( Maderas Barber)


With my son




Our Warehouses/Units

Exotic Wood Zone - USA Store / Warehouse and Corporate Office


1701 Macklind Ave, 

Suite 400, 

St Louis, Missouri.

63110, USA





Exotic Wood Zone India - Head Office and Warehouse


Ground Floor,  8/2549

Panakkal Building

M K Raghavan Road

Pandikudy, Fort Kochi

Ernakulam, Kerala




Wood Processing Unit




Bluemountain Exporters

CC XX/1709B,

Palluruthy, Kochi


Mobile: +91 96334 88068

+91 81295 15391