TONEWOODS

“Not just wood, pure tonewood”

Wood is alive, breathes and answers to your vibes. Just feel it!

All the essences we use are the result of an accurate selection. This allows us to start our creations with a perfect board at the origin. Above all, the woods are air dried and strongly seasoned to achieve a pure and perfect resonance. The fundamental rule of using wood as an instrument is that “it must sound good”.

Why choose a wood over another?
Every wood we use has its own tone, its own personality and it was chosen to achieve a specific sound. This way the role of the cabinet shifts from speaker to instrument, from passive to active element of the signal chain. Our aim is to give you a cabinet that enables your guitar to sound at its best. For example, some guitars will sound better with a pear wood cabinet, while ‘darker’ ones adapt better to oak wood.

How to choose the wood for your cabinet

To make you understand the differences between the woods we decided to create a legend to define some characteristics:
Attack – speed of note perception
Headroom – dynamic width of sound
Harmonics – harmonic richness
Focus  detail and definition of notes 
Frequency response graphic 

DISCOVER OUR TONEWOODS

We have selected 9 differents tonewood, divided in three categories: STANDARD, PREMIUM and PRIVATE STOCK.

sapele-tonewood
SAPELE
OAK-tonewood
OAK
MAPLE tonewood
MAPLE
EBIARA-tonewood
EBIARA
pear-tonewood
PEAR
SEIQUE-tonewood
SEIQUE
Black Walnut
BLACK WALNUT
PADOUK-tonewood
PADOUK

STANDARD TONEWOODS

Sapele

Family: Meliaceae
Genus: Entandrophragma
Region: Africa

One of the most famous lutherie woods, directly from Africa. Sapele is crafted to reach strong harmonics and boldness. It is the best choice if you want a good attack in the middle frequencies and a well defined voice in the lower ones. It is one of the most complete wood essences regarding the harmonic spectrum and Headroom. A wood that fits almost every type of sound.

Attack
45%
Headroom
65%
Harmonics
80%
Focus
80%
sapele-tonewood-harmonics
Harmonics of Sapele tonewood

Oak

Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Quercus
Region: North America, East Europe

One of the oldest tree species in Europe from the Quercus family, it has the ability to create a really punchy sound highly focused in the middle frequencies. Slightly nasal, finds its home with high gain sounds, palm muting and high volume stages. Characterised by a medium level of harmonics and a controlled quantity of headroom. A docile wood with low volume that out of the blue turns into a savage beast to be tamed.

Attack
60%
Headroom
40%
Harmonics
60%
Focus
80%
oak-tonewood-harmonics
Harmonics of Oak tonewood

PREMIUM TONEWOODS

Maple

Family: Sapindaceae
Genus: Acer
Region: East Europe

A reinterpretation of one of the most famous tone woods in lutherie.  A wood that enhances high frequencies. Characterised by an high focus thanks its substantial specific weight. It is able to create extreme sound precision and definition, particularly on high frequencies. High attack and capability to punch the mix. Suitable for dark guitars or guitarists that play in large bands.

Attack
70%
Headroom
45%
Harmonics
40%
Focus
85%
maple-tonewood-harmonics
Harmonics of Maple tonewood

Ebiara

Family: /
Genus: Berlinia Bracteosa
Region: Africa

Attack
45%
Headroom
65%
Harmonics
75%
Focus
80%
ebiara-tonewood-harmonics
Harmonics of Ebiara tonewood

PRIVATE STOCK TONEWOODS

Pear

pear-tonewood

Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Pyrus
Region: ……

The only fruitwood we are using. A wood with peculiar timber characteristics due to its hard but tender consistency. A few fine luthiers are still working with this wood, which is quite rare due to the trees dimensions and their different aesthetics appeal depending on the area. Tonally it is one of the most harmonics woods you can find on the market. Always controlled in all the frequencies, it has very deep basses and very smooth mid-highs. Slow attack compared to maple but one of the most incredible headroom you will ever hear. Solo players, acoustic and jazz players love it.

Attack
40%
Headroom
80%
Harmonics
90%
Focus
75%
pear-tonewood-harmonics
Harmonics of Pear tonewood

Seique

Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Cedrelinga
Region: America

Another jewel from our private stock. Seique, known even as “Credela”, is one of the most ancient woods we have in stock. It comes directly from the ‘70s and from centre America. It is one of the lightest tone woods you can find and a wood that you either love or hate. In fact it has a particular frequency shape with few middles, high responsive lows and highs, at its best it can support high gain and palm muting guitarists. Like Oak it can turn savage during emission and attack, but it has the opposite shape. Suitable for rhythmic guitarists and ideal ally in punch-needing situations.

Attack
60%
Headroom
40%
Harmonics
65%
Focus
80%
seique-tonewood-harmonics
Harmonics of Seique tonewood

Black Walnut

Family: Junglandaceae
Genus: Junglas Nigra
Region: America

Padouk

Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Pterocarpus Soyauxii
Region: Africa