TONEWOOD COLOR PALETTE

 

In our sonic description of Tonewoods, we choose to stick to those based on the science of acoustics, rather than opinion, or any speculative assumptions. Other than cosmetics, our wood's primary contribution to muscial instruments sound is tone. Tone describes the part of the sound which ranges between bright and dark, or clear and blended.

 

Our selection of Tonewoods is to provide the luthier with a palette of tonal colors to control the aspect in the voice of their instruments.

 

Wood, in itself, is not a determining factor in the relative volume of the bass, treble, and midrange of an instrument (EQ). EQ is controlled by how the wood is manipulated. The shape of top braces, size of air space, and diameter of the sound hole are all variables the luthier can use to achieve a client’s ideal EQ for their style of playing.

 

Don’t succumb to internet myth and think that the choice of wood will affect your guitars EQ. Instead, follow the science and choose your woods for their contribution to tone whether you’re making a precise and clear sounding guitar for jazz, or a rich, dark, rumbling blues repertoire. There is no right or wrong among our selection of fine Tonewoods, though there is a most appropriate set for the tastes of each guitarist.