About Us


Jockey Mohammed, the founder of Exotic Wood Zone, established the company in 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri. However, his connection to the wood industry goes back to the 1980s when his father, T.J Casper, founded Blue Mountain Exporters in Fort Kochi, India. Blue Mountain Exporters are specialized in providing exotic woods such as ebony and rosewood guitars to clients such as Takamine, Victorinox, Maderas Barber, West Penn Hardwoods and Marton Guitars.
Jockey began his career in the wood exporting business and developed a deep passion for different types of wood used in manufacturing musical instruments. He gained extensive experience working in his father's mill.
Over the past 26 years, Jockey has been supplying specialized exotic wood products to several countries including Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, the USA, Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Australia and Spain. To facilitate faster shipments, he established offices in Cochin and became a member of the NAMM show in 2001.
In 2021, Jockey took over the management of Blue Mountain Sawmill and Exporting business after his father's passing. Subsequently, Blue Mountain merged with Exotic Wood Zone to create Exotic Wood Zone India.
Since 2013, Exotic Wood Zone has gained a prominent reputation among luthiers, woodworkers, and woodturners. Over the past decade, the company has served over 100,000 customers and has established a strong presence on popular eCommerce platforms like eBay, Amazon and Etsy. We are planning to extend our presence in other platforms such as Walmart, Home Depot, etc.
Presently, Exotic Wood Zone operates from a spacious 25,000 square feet facility in St. Louis. With an extensive collection of over 50 wood species in various categories, we have become one of the largest lumber suppliers in the Midwest. Our passionate team of 20 members strives to provide the best quality products and excellent customer service.

  • Top Categories

    • Pen Blanks
    • Bowl Blanks
    • Spindle Blanks
    • Knife Scales
    • Stopper Blanks
    • Pepper Mill Blank
    • Burl Cap
    • Thin Stock Lumber
    • Exotic & Burl Cutoffs
    • Finger Boards
    • Bridges
    • Headplates
    • Neck Blanks
    • Archtop Sets
    • Burls for Electric Guitar
    • Carved Tops
    • Drop Top
    • Guitar Body Blanks
  • Top Species

    • Ebony
    • Rosewood
    • Ziricote
    • Cocobolo
    • Mexican Granadillo
    • Leopard Wood
    • Olive Wood
    • Padauk
    • Bocote
    • Black Palm
    • Red Palm
    • Honduran Mahogany
    • Australian Burls
    • Red Palm
    • Santos Rosewood
    • Snake Wood

Our State Of The Art Warehouse

Our Warehouses/Units

Exotic Wood Zone - USA Store / Warehouse and Corporate Office1701 Macklind Ave, Suite 400, St Louis, Missori 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, 682001

Wood Processing Unit

Exotic Wood Zone (India) Saw Mill
CC XX/1709B,Palluruthy, Kochi, 682006
Mobile: +91 96334 88068, +91 81295 15391