CHOOSING THE MATERIAL
Used for ribs and back, it is a light, durable wood with a characteristic pink colour, usually chosen and much prized for cellos since the early days of lutherie in Cremona. It develops a prompt, powerful sound, rich in bass and soft harmonics.
Used for ribs and back, it is a typical wood from the Po River, light, straw-coloured, chosen and much prized for cellos, violas and double basses since the early days of lutherie in Cremona. It develops a sound with a warm timbre, powerful and rich in low harmonics.
The most traditional of the woods chosen by violin maker for the construction of ribs, back and neck: with its typical marbling, it is very versatile in terms of timbre, both in terms of power and richness of harmonics.
Rarely used in classical lutherie, it is a wood with a characteristic pinkish-brown colour, chosen for the back, sides and head of cellos and violas. It develops a powerful but above all warm and enveloping sound.
Indispensable for soundboard construction, this is the resonance wood par excellence and is used for the construction of all bowed instruments.