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Our types of wood for your favorite products

Spruce wood

Spruce wood is a conifer and an all-rounder.

Thanks to its properties, the inexpensive and versatile wood is a very grateful and resilient material and is particularly in demand in the construction of musical instruments.

The soft and warm wood is easy to process, yet absolutely stable in shape, very popular due to its low weight and also has a good strength value.

Spruce wood is a world leader in the production of musical instruments!

  • Local softwood from Austria, excellent ecological balance

  • Density 450 kg per cubic meter

  • ideal instrument construction wood

Alder wood

The alder is a deciduous tree that belongs to the birch family (Betulaceae).

Alders can be up to 120 years old and grow to a height of 30 meters - with a diameter of up to 80 centimeters.

It is a light, soft wood and has a uniform structure, making it very suitable for making instruments.

  • Local softwood from Austria, excellent ecological balance

  • Density 490 kg per cubic meter

  • Due to the density, it sounds similar to spruce wood

Pine wood

The stone pine, also known as pine, pine or pine, is a species of plant from the pine family. It is one of the ancient trees that forested our regions 10,000 years ago.

Their homeland is the Alps and the Carpathians. The slow-growing conifer can often take on bizarre shapes and is often deep and powerfully branched. The cones are collected for a special delicacy, pine schnapps.​

The red-brown, overgrown branches are characteristic of the decorative wood. Another special feature of the resinous wood is its spicy scent. The essential oils have been proven to have calming effects. Pine wood is fine-grained, soft and very light.

How does pine wood affect health?

Like the essential oil of other conifers, pine oil has an effect on the respiratory center. Inhalations promote deeper breathing and thereby oxygen absorption in the lungs. Stone pine oil is antibacterial, has an anti-inflammatory effect, promotes blood circulation, relieves pain and removes expectoration.

A scientific study by the Johanneum shows that pine trees have a positive influence on the human organism by lowering the heart rate and breathing more calmly and deeply.

  • Local softwood from Austria, excellent ecological balance

  • Density 400 kg per cubic meter, making it the lightest domestic softwood species

  • Due to its density, it is very suitable for instrument making

  • Relatively high rejects/waste in production due to high knot content

  • proven health-promoting positive effects

Maple wood

The properties of maple wood are that the wood is robust, elastic and tough, as it is one of the medium-heavy types of wood.

In addition, maple has solid dimensional stability and hardly warps. Since maple wood is very flexible, it can be easily processed and split; maple is a deciduous tree.

We do not use this type of wood to produce alphorns, but it is perfect for our mouthpieces.

 

  • Local hardwood from Austria, excellent ecological balance

  • Density 650 kg per cubic meter

  • Perfectly suitable for all mouthpieces and attachments for alphorns
     

Cherry wood

Cherry wood is a precious wood and for us a classic when it comes to producing high-quality add-on parts.

It is very elastic and firm, medium weight and medium to hard. The fine precious wood can darken from light golden brown to reddish brown when exposed to light. 

  • Local hardwood (deciduous tree) from Austria, excellent ecological balance

  • Density 600 kg per cubic meter

  • Perfectly suitable for all attachments of our alphorns

  • relative expensive

Pear wood

The dense, hard, fine-grained and evenly grained wood of pear wood has been used by carvers and wood cutters to make furniture and carved objects since the Middle Ages.

In musical instrument making, it is, along with maple, the most commonly used wood for recorders.

We use this wonderful type of wood to make our premium mouthpieces.

  • Local hardwood (deciduous tree) from Austria, excellent ecological balance

  • Density 700 kg per cubic meter

  • Perfectly suited for the production of our premium mouthpieces

Walnut

For centuries, walnut has been one of the most sought-after woods for processing furniture. The wood of the walnut tree is therefore more expensive than that of most other local precious woods. In addition to furniture and interior work (wall and ceiling paneling), walnut is used for wood turning, musical instruments and rifle stocks. The interior design of luxury automobiles with grain veneer, for example for dashboards, is exclusive.

We produce alphorns and all types of mouthpieces with this fine hardwood.

  • Local hardwood from Austria, excellent ecological balance

  • Density 640 kg per cubic meter

  • perfect precious wood mainly for the production of our mouthpieces

  • relative expensive

Bocote

Bocote is a decorative South American hardwood. The basic color is light brown, crossed by dark brown, almost black veins. Bocote is very easy to polish. The wood is ideal for turning wood due to its high oil content. It is also very popular in guitar making; for example, fingerboards made of Bocote are often used.

We use this type of Mexican precious wood to produce our premium mouthpieces.

  • special precious wood whose density differs from our local wood species

  • This allows us to achieve a different sound with our premium mouthpieces 

  • Density 870 kg per cubic meter

  • beautiful optics

  • Very easy to process due to the high oil content in the wood

  • very expensive

Ebony

African ebony refers to the black wood of various heartwood trees of the genus Diospyros from the ebony family (Ebenaceae).

About 120 species of Diospyros are known in more detail, with color stripes such as Makassar Ebony and black ebony oils. Of the black ebony, African ebony is the blackest, with this collective name encompassing various types of wood from the genus from Madagascar, Camaroon and other East-West African countries. They are very similar in structure and properties.

The brown to deep black African ebony is very durable, hard, strong and heavy.

African ebony can be turned, carved and painted well. However, processing is made more difficult by the hardness of the wood and should only be done with stellitized tools.

 

Ebony is used for carvings, inlay work, in instrument making, for chess pieces, brushes, piano keys, knife handles and handles of all kinds.

The heartwood is uniformly deep black, greenish-black to brown-black, sometimes with gray-black zones. The 5-9 cm wide sapwood is dark gray to yellowish.

  • very special and noble wood 

  • Extremely high density, therefore perfectly suitable for our production of premium mouthpieces

  • Due to the extremely high density, different sound behavior than all local types of wood and Bocote

  • Density 1,100 kg per cubic meter

  • beautiful optics

  • extremely expensive and rarely available

  • Price per cubic meter approx. EUR 35,000.00!

Ebony

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