The quality of the materials is of capital importance in the construction of musical instruments.
Even the best construction project, carried out by able and expert hands, will not give life to an exceptional instrument if one does not use materials of the first order. The cutting and storing of the planks must follow very precise criteria.
The spruce that I use for the tables has been personally acquired in Switzerland in 1985 and ’86 and has thus reached optimum seasoning. What we have is a material of extraordinary elasticity and timbre.
For the sides and ends I have in stock various types of rosewood from Brazil, India and Madagascar, besides maple, cypress and cherry.