Secco wood types

Each woods have their own kind of character, that can produce different and charismatic certain sounds on a guitar

Here’s some of our woods that used on our guitars :

N - mahogany

MAHOGANY

Mahogany has a straight, fine, and even grain, and is relatively free of voids and pockets. Its reddish-brown color darkens over time, and displays a reddish sheen when polished. It has excellent workability, and is very durable. Historically, the tree’s girth allowed for wide boards from traditional mahogany species.

It also resists wood rot, making it attractive in boat construction. It is a tonewood, often used for musical instruments, particularly the backs, sides and necks of acoustic guitars, electric guitar bodies, and drum shells because of its ability to produce a very deep, warm tone compared to other commonly used woods such as maple or birch.

Fairly dense, medium-to-heavy wood that yields a wide range of guitar-body weights, depending upon stock sources. Used on its own, mahog-any’s characteristic tone is warm and somewhat soft, but well balanced with good grind and bite. There is usually good depth to the sound, with full but not especially tight lows, and appealing if unpronounced highs.

 

N - Rosewood

ROSEWOOD

The timber trade will sell many timbers under the name rosewood (usually with an adjective) due to some (outward) similarities. A fair number of these timbers come from other species that is often mentioned is as Bolivian rosewood.

Another that may be found in market from Southeast Asia is New Guinea rosewood.

It is extremely dense and has mild rot resistance. But it is porous and its exterior is soft and susceptible to wood boring insects. It is used for making cabinets, flooring and carving. It is exported as quality veneers. Due to its after work quality when sealed and dyed, it is often sold as genuine rosewood or as teak. It has no discernible qualities of a genuine rosewood. It has comparable strength with teak, with lower quality

Rosewood is known for its high response rate and broad range of overtones, and is also characterized by strength and complexity in the bottom end and an overall darkness of tone in the rest of the range. Strong mids and highs also contribute a richness of tone to the upper registers.

N - Spruce

SPRUCE

The top or soundboard of the vast majority of instruments are made from some species of spruce. These woods possess many admirable qualities: Resonance, high strength to weight ratio, easy workability, and others.

For many years the “premium” spruce was German or European spruce, which is still widely used in classical guitars. German Spruce has a rich warm sound well suited to classical guitars. However, this wood is now in short supply, and alternatives are often used.

Spruce is a standard material for tops, the most commonly used species being Sitka. Its high rigidity, combined with the lightweight characteristics of most softwoods, makes it a natural for high velocity of sound. Sitka spruce also has a powerful direct tone capable of retaining its clarity when played forcefully.

 

N - Rosewood indian

INDIAN ROSEWOOD

Another classic rosewood comes from (East) Indian rosewood or Sonokeling (Indonesia). It is native to India and is also grown in plantations elsewhere in Southeast Asia. It grows throughout the Indian peninsula scattered in the dry deciduous forests, but is nowhere common; it attains its best growth in the Bombay region. Indian Rosewood varies in color from golden brown to dark purple-brown with darker streaks giving an attractive figure and a narrowly interlocked grain.

Indian Rosewood yields a warm, “bassy” tone as described above, and is thus often the preferred wood for rhythm guitarists, especially for Bluegrass music.