BEAUTIFUL SOUND

Wood for your instrument

 

We always choose the timber from healthy, slowly and straight grown trees. Only the best qualities will be processed to tonewood, because we know how much the wood quality affects the sound of the instrument. Therefore we have choosen from exotic and domestic species and dried the wood very carefully.

For different instruments like guitars, clarinettes, flutes or marimbas there are a number of special species which you can choose from. Every type of wood affects the sound, especially the wood structure, the density and the ability to swing.

Besides the often used and well known types like African Blackwood, Boxwood or Ebony, you can also try out other species.

 

We have so many different species available, the diversity of the wood properties is very big so there can be achieved great results with trying new combinations. Do not hesitate do ask us if you have any questions.

FLUTES AND CLARINETTS

For building high quality flutes and clarinetts, we offer African Blackwood, Castello Boxwood or Pearwood, also exotic timber like Cocus (Brya ebenus) or Mopani.

Standard dimensions are always available, we are also open to requests for custom productions of dimensions with different measurements. 


STRINGED INSTRUMENTS

For the classic musical instrument, the chello, double bass or violin, Ebony is often used as the fingerboard or the violin bow. 

Choose from Ebony or Snakewood in different dimensions or even half logs. We are open to requests for custom productions.

Kanteln, Kanthölzer in vielen Dimensionen, exotische und heimische Holzarten, Tonholz für den Instrumentenbau, Bogenbau

ACOUSTIC & ELECTRIC GUITAR/BASS

Today a long list of wood is used for guitar building. Cedar or Maple for the neck, East Indian Rosewood or Mahogany for bottoms and sides, Ebony or Ziricote for fingerboards.

Also different structures like fiddleback, burl, pommelé are available to combine for keative music instrument builders. 

Gitarrenbau, Bassbau, Griffbretter, Hälse, Böden und Zargen, Bodies

BAGPIPES

High quality Bag Pipes are made out of timber like Ebony, Mopani or African Blackwood.

For the different types (Highland Pipes, Border Pipes, Small Pipes and Uilleann Pipes) there are a few dimension sets available.

Kanteln, Kanthölzer in vielen Dimensionen, exotische und heimische Holzarten, Tonholz für den Instrumentenbau, Bogenbau

PERCUSSION INSTRUMENTS

Pao Rosa, Honduras Rosewood or other timber for Marimba und Xylophon.

Gitarrenbau, Bassbau, Griffbretter, Hälse, Böden und Zargen, Bodies

FINE ASSORTMENT

NAME / BOTANICAL NAME / ORIGIN



African Blackwood

Dalbergia melanoxylon

East Africa

Alder (Euro)

Alnus glutinosa

North/West Europe

Amboina Burl

Pterocarpus indicus

Southeast Asia


Apple

Malus spp.

North/West Europe

American White Ash

Fraxinus americana

North America

European Ash

Fraxinus excelsior

 

North/West Europe


Swamp Ash

Fraxinus excelsior

North/West Europe

Black Walnut

Juglans nigra

North/East America

Brasil Cedro

Cedrela odorata

South America


Brazilian Tulipwood

Dalbergia frutescens/decipularis

South America

Boxwood, Amarillo

Euxylophora paraensis

South America

Boxwood, Castello

Calycophyllum multiflorum

South America


Bubinga

Guibourtia demeusei (tessmannii)

West/Central Africa

Chestnut, Marone

Castanea sativa

North/West Europe

 

Cocobolo Rosewood

Dalbergia tucurensis + retusa

Central America


Cypress

Cupressus sempervirens

South Europe

East Indian Rosewood

Dalbergia latifolia

South Asia

Ebony, black/stripy

Diospyros crassiflora

West/Central Africa


Macassar Ebony

Diospyros celebica

Southeast Asia

Mahogany, Sapeli

Entandophragma cylindricum

West/Central Africa

Mahogany, Swietenia

Swietenia macrophylla

Central/South America


Maple

Acer pseudoplatanus

North/West Europe

Quilted Maple

Acer macrophyllum

North America

Euro Sycamore

Acer platanoides

North/West Europe


Mopane

Colophospermum mopane

East Africa

Mulberry

Morus nigra

South Europe

Padouk

Pterocarpus soyauxii

West/Central Africa


Black Palm

Caryota urens

South Asia

Red Palm

Caryota nucifera

South Asia

Pao Rosa

Swartzia fistuloides

East Africa


Pearwood

Pyrus spp.

North/West Europe

Plane

Platanus spp.

Europe

Poplar Burl

Populus spp.

West Europe


Purpleheart

Peltogyne lecointei (venosa)

South America

Redwood

Sequoia spp.

North/West Europe

Rosewood, Kingwood

Dalbergia cearensis

South America


Santos/Morado Rosewood

Machaerium scleroxylon

Central America

Satinwood

Chloroxylon swietenia

South Asia

Snakewood, Letterwood

Piratinera guianensis

South America


Sweet Cherry

Prunus avium

North/West Europe

Thuja Burl

Tetraclinis articulata

North Africa

Walnut (Euro)

Juglans regia

North/West Europe


Wenge

Millettia laurentii

West/Central Africa

Zebrawood, Zingana

Microberlinia brazzavillensis

West/Central Africa

Ziricote

Cordia dodecandra

Central America