Tone Woods

“The largest contributor to your sound”

Birdseye and Curly Maple is the best domestic tonewood in the US and is the traditional wood for stringed instruments. Maple is bright and warm with a quick decay. All of our Maple is FSC certified and handpicked from Frank’s family land in Maine.
Cocobolo Rosewood
Cocobolo is a Mexican Rosewood known for its very unique grain and black and orange color. It’s very dense and hard leading to great warmth, bass response, and clarity. Probably the closest tonewood to Brazilian Rosewood, Cocobolo shines through any mix
Indian Rosewood
Indian Rosewood is the standard for guitar players because of its balanced tone with strong bass response.
Honduran Mahogany
Mahogany is the softest of the tonewoods we use and is known for its clarity and mid-range tone. It can be used as a top or back and sides and lends to an incredibly versatile sound.
Sitka Spruce
Sitka is the most common choice in modern acoustic guitars because of its responsiveness and bright tones.
Red Spruce
The “Holy Grail” of top woods for centuries, a Red Spruce soundboard is clear, loud, full of overtones, and very responsive
Red Cedar
Western Red Cedar is a great soundboard wood to use for enriching the mid and low end tone of a guitar and still get a full, warm sound.
Redwood is a more modern wood to use on soundboards but it has a lot of similar tonal qualities to cedar with a little bit more warmth and a darker, reddish hue.