Here we present the woods at your disposal

Phenolic Birch (Betula pendula)

ORIGIN: Europe
DESCRIPTION: Density 670 Kg/m3
RECOMMENDATIONS: Machining in unproblematic but it has a tendency to produce lint and can jam tools
USE: Phenolic Plywood Boards

European Spruce (picea abies)

ORIGIN: Germany, Rumania
DESCRIPTION: White colour. Density 450 Kg / m3
RECOMMENDATIONS: Good quality tops are becoming scarce.
USE: Stringed instrument sound board, like guitar, violin and cello.

Engelmann Spruce (picea engelmannii)

ORIGIN: Canada
DESCRIPTION: White colour. Density 350 – 410 Kg / m3
RECOMMENDATIONS: Can stain easily, don’t store in humid place.
USE: Stringed instrument sound board.

Sitka Spruce (picea sitchensis)

ORIGIN: Canada
DESCRIPTION: Off white. Density 400 – 450 Kg/m3
RECOMMENDATIONS: Good size logs.
USE: Stringed instrument sound board, especially acoustic guitar.

Adirondack (Picea rubens)

ORIGIN: Northwest of America and Eastern Canada
DESCRIPTION: Density 400-500 kg/m3
RECOMMENDATIONS: Easy to work, as long as there are no knots present
USE: Musical instruments soundboards. Construction lumber, crates, millwork

Alder (Alnus glutinosa)

ORIGIN: Europe
DESCRIPTION: Density 500-550 kg/m3
RECOMMENDATIONS: Machinery is done without much difficulty, but tools should be very sharp
USE: Electric guitar bodies and bass guitar bodies

Maple (acer pseudoplatanus)

ORIGIN: Germany, Rumania
DESCRIPTION: White colour. Density 610 – 680 Kg/m3
RECOMMENDATIONS: Specially valued for its curl and other patterns like bird’s eye, quilt and spalt.
USE: Back, neck and sides for Violin, Viola, Cello and Double bass. Guitar backs & sides Electric guitar & bass body, top and neck

Birdseye Maple (Acer saccharum Marsh)

ORIGIN: North America
DESCRIPTION: Density 630-700 kg/m3
RECOMMENDATIONS: Sawing and machinery are difficult. It is hard to plane
USE: Electric guitar bodies and bass guitar bodies. Guitar backs and sides

Quilted Maple(Acer saccharum Marsh)

ORIGIN: North America
DESCRIPTION: Density 630-700 kg/m3
RECOMMENDATIONS: Machinery ,sawing and sanding can be difficult
USE: Electric bass and electric guitar body tops

American Curly Maple (Acer saccharum Marsh)

ORIGIN: North America
DESCRIPTION:Density 630-700 kg/m3
RECOMMENDATIONS: Cutting and sanding can be difficult. Suitable for steam bending
USE: Electric Bass guitar tops and Electric Guitar tops

Spalted Maple (Acer saccharum Marsh)

ORIGIN: North America
DESCRIPTION: Density 630-700 kg/m3
RECOMMENDATIONS: Cutting, machinery and sanding can be difficult. Suitable for steam bending
USE: Electric Bass guitar body tops and Electric Guitar body tops.

Bloodwood (Pterocarpus Erinaceus)

ORIGIN: Brasil
DESCRIPTION: A bright, vivid red. Colour can darken to a darker brownish red over time with exposure to light and air. Density 1.195 Kg/m3.
USE: Back and sides

Bocote (Cordia eleagnoides)

ORIGIN: Mexico
DESCRIPTION: Density 950-1200 Kg/m3
RECOMMENDATIONS: Bocote is easily worked and machined with good results
USE: Guitar backs and sides, headplates, fingerboards and bridges

Boxwood (buxus sempervirens)

ORIGIN: Spain
DESCRIPTION: White colour. Density 900 – 1030 Kg/m3
RECOMMENDATIONS: Great sound properties Stains easy in humid atmosphere
USE: Woodwinds

Brazilian Lacewood (Roupala Brasiliensis)

ORIGIN: South America Tropical.
DESCRIPTION: Density: 885 kg/m3.

Bubinga (guibourtia spp)

ORIGIN: Gabon
DESCRIPTION: Red colour. Density 700 – 900 Kg/m3
RECOMMENDATIONS: Can come in different grain patterns
USE: Guitar backs & sides

Campinceran (Dalbergia granadillo Pitt.)

ORIGIN: Mexico
DESCRIPTION: Density: 990-1250 Kg/m3.

Mahogany (swietenia macrophylla)

ORIGIN: Brazil
DESCRIPTION: Brown to reddish colour.  Density 490 – 530 Kg/m3
RECOMMENDATIONS: Protected specie, under appendix II of CITES
USE: Acoustic guitar neck, back & sides Electric guitar & bass neck and body

Honduras Cedar (cedrela odorata)

ORIGIN: Brazil
DESCRIPTION: Light Brown colour. Density 450 – 600 Kg/m3
RECOMMENDATIONS: Protected specie, under appendix III of CITES
USE: Classic guitar neck

Western Red Cedar (thuja plicata)

ORIGIN: Canada
DESCRIPTION: Orange / red colour. Density 350 – 400 Kg/m3
RECOMMENDATIONS: Nice sounding wood. Very stable.
USE: Guitar top

Victory Island Cypress (Cupressus nootkatensis)

ORIGIN: Canada
DESCRIPTION: Yellow colour. Density 450 – 600 Kg/m3
USE: Top, back and sides

South America Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens)

ORIGIN: South America
DESCRIPTION: Density 400-600 Kg/m3.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Sawing is difficult because of the knots. Smooth machining. Glues, stains, and finishes well.
USE: Guitar backs and sides

Cypress (cupressus sempervirens)

ORIGIN: Spain
DESCRIPTION: White / Light yellow colour. Density 400 – 600 Kg/m3
RECOMMENDATIONS: Great response
USE: Flamenco guitar backs & sides

Poplar (populus alba)

ORIGIN: Spain
DESCRIPTION: Density 480 Kg/m3
RECOMMENDATIONS: Easy sawing and machining. Glues, stains, and finishes well
USE: Musical instruments, pallets, crates, matches

Cocobolo (dalbergia retusa)

ORIGIN: Mexico
DESCRIPTION: Red colour with dark grain. Density 990 – 1250 K
RECOMMENDATIONS: Considered as one of the substitutes to Brazilian Rosewood The oil it contains can cause problems when gluing
USE: Guitar backs & sides Woodwinds

Ebony (diospyros ebenum)

ORIGIN: Cameroon, Nigeria
DESCRIPTION: Black colour. Density 1000 – 1275 Kg/m3
RECOMMENDATIONS: Considered the #1 fingerboard material because of its smooth feeling, durability and aesthetics. Can crack easily when atmospheric conditions change
USE: Stringed instrument fingerboard Guitar bridge and head plate Woodwinds

Amara Ebony (Diospyros Celebica)

ORIGIN: Asia
DESCRIPTION: Density 1100-1300 kg/m3

Asian Ebony (Diospyros malabarica)

ORIGIN: South East Asia
DESCRIPTION: Density 825 kg/m3.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Easy machining, gluing and finished. Generally, works and turns well
USE: Laminated guitar backs and sides. “Cajones flamencos”

Madagascar Ebony (diospyros ebenum)

ORIGIN: Madagascar
DESCRIPTION: Black colour. Density 1050 – 1280 Kg/m3
RECOMMENDATIONS: More stable than African ebony, turns better and doesn’t crack so easy.
USE: Stringed instrument fingerboard Guitar bridge and head plate Woodwinds

Makassar Ebony (Diospyros Celebica)

ORIGIN: Asia
DESCRIPTION: Density: 1000-1300kg/m3.

Green Ebony (Diospyros Durionoides)

ORIGIN: Asia
DESCRIPTION: Density 1000-1300 kg/m3

Curly Eucaliptus (Eucalyptus globulus)

ORIGIN: Tasmania
DESCRIPTION: Density 748-830 Kg/m3
RECOMMENDATIONS: Store it at right temperature. Boards with interlocked grain frequently causes tear out during planning and other surfacing operations
USE: Guitar backs and sides . Laminate floor , railway sleepers

Ash (Fraxinus american)

ORIGIN: North America
DESCRIPTION: Density 660 kg/m3

Blackwood (dalbergia melanoxylon)

ORIGIN: Mozambique, Tanzania
DESCRIPTION: Black colour. Density 1250 – 1300 Kg/m3
RECOMMENDATIONS: Highly valued because of its acoustic properties. Nice finish and easy to turn.
USE: Woodwinds

Mexican Granadillo (Platymiscium Yucatanum)

ORIGIN: Central America
DESCRIPTION: Density 800-1000 Kg/m3
RECOMMENDATIONS: Store it at right temperature. It is recommended to work with sharp blades
USE: Guitar backs and sides, fingerboards. Castanets and marimba

Hard Maple (Acer saccharum Marsh)

ORIGIN: North America
DESCRIPTION: Density 630-700 Kg/m3
RECOMMENDATIONS: Sawing and machining are difficult. Maple has a tendency to burn when being machined with high-speed cutters such as in a router
USE: Electric guitar and bass necks

Hickory (carya alba)

ORIGIN: USA
DESCRIPTION: White colour. Density 790 – 830 Kg/m3
RECOMMENDATIONS: Dens and durable
USE: Drum sticks

Koa (acacia koa)

ORIGIN: Haway
DESCRIPTION: Different tones of brown. Density 720 Kg/m3
RECOMMENDATIONS: Specially valued when curly
USE: Guitar backs & sides Ukulele body

Limba (Terminalia superba)

ORIGIN: Central Africa
DESCRIPTION: Density 600 kg/m3

Macacauba (Platymiscium spp)

ORIGIN: Central and South America
DESCRIPTION: Density 950 kg/m3

Mocambo (Balfourodendron Riedelianum)

ORIGIN: South America
DESCRIPTION: Density 700 a 900 kg/m3

Ovangkol (guibourtia ehie)

ORIGIN: Gabon
DESCRIPTION: Different tones of green with marked grain. Density 725 – 820 Kg/m3
RECOMMENDATIONS: Similar to Rosewood but half the price
USE: Guitar backs & sides

Musutaiba (Dalbergia Elegans)

ORIGIN: Brasil
DESCRIPTION: Density 920 kg/m3.

Black Walnut (juglans nigra)

ORIGIN: USA
DESCRIPTION: Dark brown. Density 550 – 660 Kg/m3
RECOMMENDATIONS: Affordable wood with good acoustics
USE: Guitar backs & sides

European Walnut (juglans regia)

ORIGIN: Spain
DESCRIPTION: Different tones of brown. Density 700 – 780 Kg/m3
RECOMMENDATIONS: Used very much in the past for classic guitar making
USE: Guitar backs & sides

Okume (Aucomea Klaineana)

ORIGIN: Central Africa
DESCRIPTION: Density 450 kg/m3. Heartwood ranges from a pale pink to light brown
RECOMMENDATIONS: High silica content has a pronounced blunting effect on cutters
USE: Veneer, plywood, boatbuilding, furniture, interior millwork musical instruments

Palo Escrito (dalbergia palo-escrito)

ORIGIN: Mexico
DESCRIPTION: Red grain. Density 620 Kg/m3
RECOMMENDATIONS: Nice looking and attractive price
USE: Guitar backs & sides

Padouk (pterocarpus tinctorius)

ORIGIN: Gabon
DESCRIPTION: Bright red. Density 825 Kg/m3
RECOMMENDATIONS: Very stable
USE: Guitar backs & sides Xylophone

Tulipwood (dalbergia frutescens)

ORIGIN: Brazil
DESCRIPTION: Pink grain. Density 1010 – 1040 Kg/m3
RECOMMENDATIONS: Dens, good acoustics and attractive look
USE: Woodwinds

Amazon Rosewood (dalbergia spruceana)

ORIGIN: Brasil
DESCRIPTION: Dark brown colour. Density 1100 Kg/m3
RECOMMENDATIONS: Great look and acoustic qualities
USE: Guitar backs & sides Xylophone

Santo Domingo Rosewood (Entandrophragma utile)

ORIGIN: South America
DESCRIPTION: Density 1230 kg/m3.

Honduras Rosewood (dalbergia stevensonii)

ORIGIN: Guatemala
DESCRIPTION: Light brown colour. Density 1070 Kg/m3
RECOMMENDATIONS: Looks good and even better sound
USE: Xylophone Guitar backs & sides

Indian Rosewood (dalbergia latifolia)

ORIGIN: India
DESCRIPTION: Range of colours that go from light brown to dark mauve. Density 870 – 900 Kg/m3
RECOMMENDATIONS: Extensively Used because of its great characteristics
USE: Guitar backs & sides, fingerboards, head plates and bridges.

Madagascar Rosewood (dalbergia baronii)

ORIGIN: Madagascar
DESCRIPTION: Light to dark brown colour. Density 920 Kg/m3
RECOMMENDATIONS: Most similar wood to Brazilian Rosewood in looks. Presents spider webbing and dark grain.
USE: Guitar backs & sides Electric guitar & bass fingerboard

Kingwood (dalbergia cearensis)

ORIGIN: Brazil
DESCRIPTION: Violet grain. Density 1020 Kg/m3
RECOMMENDATIONS: Nice sounding and looking wood
USE: Guitar fingerboard Woodwinds

Santos Rosewood (machaerium scleroxylon)

ORIGIN: Brazil
DESCRIPTION: Various tones of brown. Density 940 Kg/m3
RECOMMENDATIONS: Low price but good looking. Can produce allergies
USE: Guitar backs & sides, fingerboard, bridge and head plate. Electric guitar & bass fingerboards

Pequia (aspidosperma ponenposum)

ORIGIN: Brazil
DESCRIPTION: Light yellow. Density 1060 Kg/m3
RECOMMENDATIONS: Good sounding wood
USE: Woodwinds

Purple Heart (Peltogyne pubelcens)

ORIGIN: Central America
DESCRIPTION: Density 880 kg/m3

Red Gum (Liquidambar styraciflua)

ORIGIN: EEUU
DESCRIPTION: Density 560 kg/m3

African Mahogany (khaya ivorensis)

ORIGIN: Cameroon
DESCRIPTION: Light brown colour. Density 420 Kg/m3
RECOMMENDATIONS: Very similar to genuine mahogany
USE: Guitar neck, backs & sides Electric guitar & bass body

Sapele (entandrophragma cylindricum)

ORIGIN: Gabon
DESCRIPTION: Brown colour. Density 560 Kg/m3
RECOMMENDATIONS: Good substitute to genuine Mahogany
USE: Guitar backs & sides

Sycamore (acer pseudoplatanus)

ORIGIN: Germany
DESCRIPTION: White colour. Density 620 Kg/m3
RECOMMENDATIONS: Like Maple without the curl
USE: Guitar binding, backs & sides

Silky Oak (Grevillea robusta)

ORIGIN: Australia and South Africa plantations
DESCRIPTION: Density 600 kg/m3. Heartwood is a light to medium reddish brown with grey to light brown rays
RECOMMENDATIONS: Overall a fairly easy wood to work with, though there may be some difficulty in planning
USE: Musical instruments, veneer, cabinetry, turned objects and other small special items

Sipo (Entandrophragma utile)

ORIGIN: Africa
DESCRIPTION: Density 590-660 kg/m3
RECOMMENDATIONS: Utile can be troublesome to work in some machining operations
USE: Electric and bass body guitars

Sonokeling (dalbergia latifolia)

ORIGIN: Indonesia
DESCRIPTION: Range of colours that go from light brown to dark mauve. Density 820 Kg/m3
RECOMMENDATIONS: Like wide grain Indian Rosewood
USE: Guitar backs & sides, fingerboards, head plates and bridges.

Teak (Tectona grandis )

ORIGIN: Originally from Southeast Asia
DESCRIPTION: Its density is 750 kg / m3
RECOMMENDATIONS: The wood resists some acids, and it is classified as very durable against the action of fungi
USE: Shipbuilding, exterior and interior carpentry, and canes

Lime (Tilia Cordata)

ORIGIN: Europe
DESCRIPTION: Density 520-560 kg/m3

Wengue (millettia laurentii)

ORIGIN: Gabon
DESCRIPTION: Dark brown colour. Density 720 – 900 Kg/m3
RECOMMENDATIONS: Nice finish
USE: Electric guitar & bass fingerboard and body

Zebrano (microberlinia brazzavillensis)

ORIGIN: Gabon
DESCRIPTION: Light colour with dark grain. Density 550 Kg/m3
RECOMMENDATIONS: Interesting aesthetics
USE: Guitar backs & sides

Ziricote (cordia dodecandra)

ORIGIN: Mexico
DESCRIPTION: Green colour with dark grain.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Very nice looking, cracks easily though.
USE: Guitar backs & sides