Woods and Carbon
It is our aim to build for each and every musician the fitting instrument.
For your individual ideas and demands we offer a wide choice of instruments in a great many different models, bores and designs.
A further differentiation can be obtained through the choice of the wood. Your choice of wood can effectively influence the tone character of your clarinet. At the same time there is the fact that the blowing ease of instruments is also distinguished by certain types of wood.
In addition to that the “look” could be a decisive criteria for the choice of wood.
Regardless the choice of wood we will build - if so desired- all clarinets with a carbon reinforced body without metal rings. The carbon layers which have been incorporated on the outer side around the corpus reinforce that corpus. This makes the metal rings that serve to stabilize the core superfluous. It does not only help to reduce the overall weight but it also improves the easiness of the blowing response. The extra remaining wood generates a darker and fuller sound in all registers.
The deep dark brown to black violet grenadilla wood (African Blackwood) is the most classic among the kinds of wood uses for clarinets.
Its slow growing process on the dry savannas of Mozambique and Tanzania is especially characterized by its extremely high density and toughness.
Grenadilla wood is known for generating a dark and closed sound for the clarinet.
The outer appearance of a Mopani clarinet is unique and it does not fail to attract the attention. Optically it shows an intense
red coloring and a strikingly veined pattern.
Cocobolo wood mainly grows in the woods of Central America and has been utilized for a long time next to grenadilla wood for the building of woodwind instruments. Cocobolo wood shows a dark brown color with a light red marking. Clarinets from this kind of wood convince both through the low specific gravity and by a more direct response. In addition there is a clear and a slightly brighter tone.