The Black Oak Series – Away from tropical woods
We're always striving to find alternatives to tropical woods when building our instruments. It's almost impossible to identify the origin of tropical woods and thus their sustainability.
Why use tropical woods anyway when there's wonderful tonewoods right at our doorstep? That's why we created a new
series of instruments from native wood that still reminds one of the look of tropical woods due to its dark color –
The Black Oak! Instruments made from smoked oak.
The wood is smoked with ammonia which reacts with the tannic acid in the wood and colors the wood black while also enhancing it's tonal characteristics. Beautiful looks, extraordinary tone, sustainability – The Black Oak Series