The Back & the Sides

The choice of the back and the sides will have much less influence on the sound of the instrument than the wood of the soundboard.

Without being an obligation, we will generally favor hardwoods and aesthetic character.

All the photos you will see below come from my stocks.

Purple Heart

(Peltogyne Venosa)

Snakewood

(Brosimum Guianense)

Tulipwood

(Dalbergia Decipularis)

Quilted Bosse

(Guarea Cedrata)

Bubinga

(Guibourtia Demeusei)

False Mopane

(Guibourtia Conjugata)

English Oak

(Quercus Robur)

Ceylon Satinwood

(Chloroxylon Swietenia)

Cocobolo

(Dalbergia Retusa)

Red Gum

(Liquidambar Styraciflua)

Meditarranean Cypress

(Cupressus Sempervirens)

Ebony

(Diospyros Crassiflora)

Ambrosia Maple

(Acer)

Birdseye Maple

(Acer Saccharum)

Flamed Maple

(Acer)

Quilted Maple

(Acer Mallumcrophy)

Eucalyptus Rose Gum

(Eucalyptus Grandis)

Black Limba

(Terminalia Superba)

Flamed Ash

(Fraxinus Excelsior)

Granadillo

(Platymiscium Yucatanum)

Yew

(Taxus Baccata)

Koa

(Acacia Koa)

Leopardwood

(Roupala Brasiliensis)

Macassar Ebony

(Diospyros Celebica)

Makoré

(Tieghemella Heckelii)

Mango

(Mangifera Indica)

Black Cherry

(Prunus Serotina)

Flamed Movingui

(Distemonanthus Benthamianus)

Walnut

(Juglans Regia)

Black Walnut

(Juglans Nigra)

Ovangkol

(Guibourtia Ehie)

Padauk

(Pterocarpus Soyauxii)

Pau Ferro

(Machaerium Scleroxylon)

Indian Rosewood

(Dalbergia Latifolia)

Pistachio

(Pistacia Vera)

Quilted Sapele 

(Entandrophragma Cylindricum)

Silver Wattle

(Acacia Dealbata)

Sipo

(Entandrophragma Utile)

Tasmanian Blackwood

(Acacia Melanoxylon)

Tiger Myrtlewood

(Nothofagus Cunninghamii)

Wengé

(Millettia Laurentii)

Zebrawood

(Microberlinia Brazzavillensis)

Ziricote

(Cordia Dodecandra)