It is my goal to build guitars that have as little impact on the environment as possible. Therefore I use local timber and avoid the use of exotic woods whenever possible.
For bridges and fingerboards Ebony and Rosewood were my choice of woods and I couldn’t find any local species to replace them.
Until now! On the two guitars I’m building right now I use Sonowood, which is maple that has been treated to achieve its actual hardness and color.
With Sonowood I’m able to build instruments with 100% local woods!
After attending Guitarfest in Burgdorf I put myself to work and started two new steel string guitars.
Both are Model SS which I like best from all the acoustic guitar models I build because it’s the most versatile.
One has its body and neck made out of walnut and the other one of cherry.
As you can see, both bodies are completely assembled and only need the binding to be sanded flush and final sanding. The necks are roughly cut and glued together. That’s what I’ll be working on in the next couple of days. I was so busy building the last couple of weeks that I didn’t even take the time for pictures. I’ll try to post a bit more often…