Our woods

Exotic soul to build the best sound

Cedro

Cedar

We normally use this for the neck of our guitars because of its lightness. It is a reddish-brown colour, the vein is straight and it has a smooth texture. When it dries it becomes very rigid and easy to handle. After varnishing, it becomes a precious piece.
Abeto

Spruce

The spruce wood that we use for our guitars originates from the coastal areas of the south, where the trees grow faster and thicker. It is white, but presents golden hues when it dries.
ébano

Ebony

A very hard wood, so it is often used to make guitar fretboards. Its dark brown colour gives the instrument an elegant look and provides a sound difficult to match with other woods. The sound of the ebony is clear and bright, with soft treble and a little less volume than maple. We use ebony to build some other parts in our Signature guitars.
Palo santo de india

Indian Rosewood

Indian rosewood has a purple tint and a straight grain. Artisans like to work with this material thanks to its simple drying, its softness and its scent. It is especially used for the back of the guitar because it helps to generate a high-quality sound and provides a higher volume. We use this wood to build the fretboards in our Studio guitars. 
palo santo madagascar

Madagascar Rosewood

The Madagascar Rosewood is the Rosewood India same family tree. As its name suggests, its origin is African. This variant has a less reddish color. It has similar characteristics to its 'brother', so the luthiers like to work this material because of its simple drying, softness and scent. It is especially used for the back of the guitar because it helps generate high quality sound and provides a larger volume.
palo santo de rio

Rio Rosewood

The Rio Rosewood is a tree of the same family as the previous two, but its origin is Brazilian. It has very similar caracteristics with the other two Rosewood, however it offers higher sound on guitars. The problem of this wood is currently not for sale, we have Río Rosewood more than 50 years on stock, so we only use it in the model Signature Manuel Rodriguez Sr.
arce

Maple

The colour of this wood is white or pale yellow and it is characterised by fine stripes patterning the wood. Maple offers easy drying, however this the stage at which its colour can vary. If it dries very quickly, the wood retains its white hue, however, slow-drying changes its lightness to a yellowish-brown, as if aged.
caoba

Mahogany

This wood, originating from Central America and the northern Amazon, presents a wide variety of colours ranging from a reddish brown to deep red in some cases. Mahogany is a medium weight tonal wood. The sound that this material brings to the instrument is described as warm and dense.
nogal

Walnut

Slightly heavy wood, it is quite hard and often has patterns thanks to its knots. However, these same knots represent the main disadvantage of this type of wood, since during the drying process they may crack, spoiling the piece. The sound provided by the walnut is between mahogany and maple, with unbeatable treble. Its low notes are crisp and full-bodied, as well as its middle notes.
sapeli

Sapele

The Sapele is a semi-hard African wood and very easy to work. Its color varies from pink to much darker shades that can remind mahogany, a wood racing with it in their applications -furniture, doors, instruments ... - although some defends that the sapeli also has an air walnut. In our guitars it tends to be present in the handle.
bubinga

Bubinga

This is a highly coveted tropical wood. It generates a unique sound, which is essential in an instrument such as the guitar. Aesthetically surprising with its swirled vein, it provides powerful bass notes, magnificent middle notes and brilliant treble.

samanguila

African Mahogany

This wood, which is originates in the tropical areas of Africa, is characterized by its clear tone that varies little after drying. The African Mahogany is widely used in the manufacture of our Studio handles guitars because of its lightness and ease to be worked.
madera prensada

Chipboard

Our variety of chipboard are the perfect and sustainable alternative over the use of exotic woods, which use raises the cost of production of the guitars for its exclusivity. These woods are manufactured from scrap and dust other and can have different finishes.
Ciprés

Cypress

This wood originates in the Africa zone closest to the Mediterranean, has a fine grain and compact, has a yellowish brown and can vary to a pinkish-brown. The Cypress wood is strong and durable and gives the beating and perfect sound for our flamenco guitars.

Sycamore

The Sycamore is originated into the Middle East and North Africa. This wood is very strong and has a light creamy white or yellow colour. Its grain can be straight or wavy. This wood is smooth and fine texture. It dries well in air or in stoves, but care must be taken during this process to excessive temperature change, which can affect the color or result in a smudged.

Teak

Teak is a wood from a large tree size originated in India, Malaysia and Burma. It is a material that offers great stability, toughness, lightness and water resistance, so it is widely used for boat building and outdoor furniture. Teak is intense brown color, but can vary according to place of origin.

Birch

Although this wood is rarely used guitar construction, due to its low stiffness, density and timbre, it is the perfect wood and therefore most commonly used in the preparation of flamenco cajones. Originating in the high parts of Europe and Canada, this wood is light in color with yellow accents and very closed pore.
Mongoy

Mongoy

Originally from Western and Central Africa, this wood is famous for its strength and durability. Despite this, it is actually an easy material to work with. Aesthetically, the Mongoy has a yellowish-white colour that turns to greyish after the drying process. Some people find it quite similar to Indian Rosewood, but in a lighter colour.

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