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The selected and well-seasoned, air dried woods I use for my instruments are :

Top: Spruce (Picea abies), Western red cedar (Thuja plicata)
Back and sides:   Indian rosewood (Dalbergia latifolia), Maple (flamed), Black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia), Purpleheart (Peltogyne paniculata), Walnut (Juglans regia)
Neck: Cedro, Spanish cedar (Cedrela odorata), Mahogany (Swietenia spp.), Maple (Acer pseudoplatanus)
Fingerboard: African ebony (Diospyros crassiflora), Blackwood Tek (modified pine (Pinus radiata)), Black locust

Soundhole rosettes

The soundhole rosettes are designed and made from wood veneers by myself.
If you always wondered how a rosette was made, click here.


For finish I use shellac, applied by hand in the traditional French polish technique, which allows a very thin and therefore not damping coating.
Tips for treatment look here.