If you’re a fine experienced musician or an amateur student who loves working with different string instruments as a hobby or past time, you will always want to find the ones made from the finest wood possible and what better way than through experience and research. Know what your instrument is made of, and make sure that your dealer or supplier has used the finest grade when making your instrument so that your tonewood has the best sound possible.
When choosing a grade of wood for your instrument try to go with the finest one you can. You will be happier with the life and sound of your instrument whether it is a guitar or cello. Master grade is one of the best and has a very even texture and color. The other grades will make nice instruments and can be on the expensive side, however, they just don’t have the appearance that makes them better grades for your tonewood.
Sitka spruce is a very popular tonewood that works well with all types of stringed instruments, with a wave in the grain that is very similar to maple only much more subtle. Work with a company that will give you all the information required to give you the best possible instrument for the best price. Quality companies that will give you a great product will know their woods as well as the grain and how they are built.
A few tonewood products that can be built include ukuleles, guitars and mandolins, even flutes. If you have an instrument that you would like to be built go ahead and ask the supplier. A good company will be able to build or find you what you want and won’t mind going to the extra trouble. If you are having a hard time finding a company in your area or aren’t familiar with the trade, go ahead and look online to find the best deal as well as the most informative and knowledgeable company.
Your instrument will be yours for years to come and hopefully even your children and great grandchildren will be able to enjoy it as much as you have. Look into all your options and get the best deal from a company who knows the business, it can and will be very rewarding to know that you have the best quality instrument possible when it comes to tonewood and the fine craftsmanship it will hold.