Exotic woods

While now and then you can see some exotic timbers in some of my builds I have a general policy where I prefer to stick with traditional tone woods selection for making my instruments. There are several reasons for this policy which come down to following:

  • I like to know and fully understand physical and tonal qualities of the woods I use for my guitars. With exotic woods in most cases you have no idea what’s going to come out of it which turns the whole thing into a very expensive lottery.
  • I like to use sustainable woods with guaranteed supply that’s going to be there when I need it
  • Exotic woods quite often can have certain impact on your health while working with them, most common is an allergy reaction.
  • To sum it up I would like to offer this analogy: “Just because most exotic birds have tremendous looks and sometimes voices, doesn’t mean you should fry and eat them”.

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