• Canadian maple
    Kinds: Flame - Birdseye - Quilted - Spalted - Burl
    From: Canada, north America
    Colour: From white to medium yellow
    Characteristics: Medium-high weight. Medium-high hardness
    Use: All parts of instruments
  • Fiemme valley spruce
    From: Fiemme valley – Trentino (Italy)
    Colour: From white to light yellow
    Characteristics: Light weight and easy to work
    Use: usually used for classical musical instruments soundboards but sometimes I used for electric instruments top, too         
    Note: Tone-wood. Unique in the world for its resonant characteristics. Used for exceptional musical instruments soundboards
    A. Stradivari personally chose the spruces in the Fiemme valley to make his famous violins in 1700
    Selected and seasoned by Luciano and Davide Maggi. from Poppi (AR) - Italy
  • Balkan maple
    Kinds: Flame - Bird’s eye
    From: Balkan, East Europe.
    Colour: From white to light yellow
    Characteristics: Medium weight. Medium-high hardness
    Use: All parts of instruments.
    Note: lighter, elastic and resonant than Canadian maple.
    It was used by A. Stradivari to make his famous violins in 1700
    Selected, imported and seasoned by Luciano and Davide Maggi from Poppi (AR) - Italy
  • Box-wood
    From: Italy
    Colour: Light yellow 
    Characteristics: Heavy weight. High hardness
    Use: Fretboard and inlay
  • Budinga
    From: Africa
    Colour: From light brown to dark pink 
    Characteristics: Heavy weight. high hardness
    Use: Fretboard
  • Cypress
    From: Italy
    Colour: Light yellow 
    Characteristics: Medium weight. Medium hardness
    Use: Body and neck
  • Cocobolo
    From: mexico, latin America
    Colour: It has a wide variety of colours. From orange to dark brown and black.
    Characteristics: Extremely heavy and hard.
    Use: Fretboard and top
    Note: Rare
  • Ebony
    From: Africa
    Colour: Black, sometimes with pale stripes
    Characteristic: Heavy weight. High hardness
    Use: Fretboard, top, bridge, knob and small parts of the instruments
  • Makassar Ebony
    From: Indonesia
    Colour: Striped black 
    Characteristics: Heavy weight. High hardness
    Use: Fretboard, top
    Note: Beautiful wood!
  • Ash
    Kinds: Smooth - Flame
    From: Europe, USA (swamp ash)
    Colour: Light brown/yellow
    Characteristic: Medium weight. Medium/high hardness
    Use: Body and top
  • Ibirarò
    From: Latin America
    Colour: Light brown/yellow
    Characteristics: Medium/high weight. Medium/high hardness
    Use: Neck
  • Katalox
    From: Latin America
    Colour: From dark brown to black. Sometimes flamed 
    Characteristics: Extremely heavy. Extra hardness
    Use: Fretboard and small parts of the instruments 
    Note: Very rare and expensive
  • Snake-wood
    From: Africa
    Colour: Special and peculiar features. It looks like a Snake skin. From light brown to black
    Characteristics: Heavy weight. Extra hardness
    Use: Fretboard, bridge and nut.
    Note: Very rare and expensive. One of the hardest wood of the world 
  • Mahogany
    From: Africa, Latin America
    Colour: From light brown to dark red
    Characteristic: From light weight to medium weight. Varaiable hardness
    Use: All parts of instruments. Except fretboards
  • Walnut
    From: Italy, USA 
    Colour: From brown to dark gray
    Characteristics: Mediun/high weight. Medium/high hardess
    Use: Top
  • Alder
    From: Europe, USA
    Colour: Light brown
    Characteristic: Medium weight. Medium hardness
    Use: Body
  • Paduak
    From: Africa
    Colour: Dark brown, dark purple, deep red
    Characteristics: Medium high-weight. Medium-high hardness
    Use: Body, top and neck
  • Indian palissander
    From: India
    Colour: Different kinds of brown 
    Characteristic: Heavy weight. high hardness
    Use: Fretboard, top and neck
  • Madagascar palissander
    From: Madagascar
    Colour: From purple to brown 
    Characteristics: Heavy weight. High hardness
    Use: Fretboard
  • Rio palissander
    From: Brazil
    Colour: Special and unusual features. Various colors. Ranging from dark purple via orange to dark brown and black
    Characteristics: Heavy weight. high hardness
    Use: Fretboard, top and neck.
    Note: Very rare and expensive. Almost extinct.
    Special harmonic frequency
  • Santos palissander (lignum vitae)
    From: Africa
    Colour: From dark brown to dark green. 
    Characteristics: Extremely heavy. Extra hardness
    Use: Fretboard, top and bridge 
    Note: Rare and expensive.
  • Pao sierra
    From: Latin America
    Colour: Light brown with dark stripes. 
    Characteristics: Heavy weight. High hardness
    Use: Fretboard, top.
  • Pao do Brazil
    From: Brazil
    Colour: Bright ruby red. 
    Characteristics: Heavy weight. Extreme hardness
    Use: Fretboard, bridge and neck
    Note: Extremely rare and difficult to work
  • Pao ferro (Morado)
    From: Brazil, Bolivia
    Colour: From light brown with dark brown/orange stripes. 
    Characteristics: Heavy weight. High hardness
    Use: Fretboard
  • Snake skin
    From: Africa
    Colour: Special and unusual . It looks like a Snake skin. From light brown to pink 
    Characteristic: Medium weight. Medium hardess
    Use: Top and small ornaments
  • Poplar
    Kinds: Smooth - Flame
    From: Italy
    Colour: White 
    Characteristic: Light weight. Soft
    Use: Body and top
  • Purpleheart
    From: Latin America
    Colour: Deep purple
    Characteristics: Heavy weight. High hardness
    Use: Top and neck
  • Briar plane
    From: Italy
    Colour: Light brown-pink – Bird’s eye
    Characteristics: Medium weight. Medium hardness
    Use: Top
  • Sequoia
    From: Canada
    Colour: Light brown 
    Characteristics: Medium weight. Medium hardness
    Use: Top
  • Bass-wood
    From: Italy, USA
    Colour: From white to light yellow
    Characteristic: Light weight. Soft
    Use: Body
  • Ziricote
    From: Guatemala, Mexico, Brazil
    Colour: Colour: Special and unusual features. Various colors. Ranging from dark brown via green to black
    Characteristics: Heavy weight. Extra hardness
    Use: Fretboard and top