The material description pages cronicle my audible and visual sensory responses to the materials that I have in the shop. I have also tried to include a little bit of natural history for each material. It is important to know at least where the your guitar's tonewoods come from.
Tonal characteristics are quite subjective. I have done my best to create a reflective narrative that acurately describes what I hear when I tap on a soundboard, as well as what I hear when I play a guitar. I encourage anyone who is interested in one of my instruments to spend some time reading these descriptions over.
There is a balance to be found when selecting tonewoods between visual aesthetics and tonal responsivness. I coach my clients to keep the function of the guitar as the guiding principle throughout this process.
Building in the small numbers that I do allows me to be highly selective in the tonewoods that I use. Without exception the materials that go into my guitars have been aging in a climate controlled enviornment for a minimum of 2 years.
Many of my soundboards have been in my care for over 12.