The neck is the part of the guitar that is more affected by the vibrations, so the choice of wood will be very important for creating an instrument that meets your needs. Since 1600 the great Italian masters used the maple, with incredible results, for their creations. Even today, this wood is by far the most used for its great stiffness and sound quality. However, you can experience any other essence for the neck but it is essential that it has a proper rigidity to avoid unnatural movements due to the tension of the strings.

on this page you can find a brief description of the essences with their characteristics. If you need a particular wood do not hesitate to contact us.


Specific weight: 640-720 kg/m³
Maple is surely one of the most used wood in guitar building. We offer two types of maple:
- Hard rock maple  very rigid wood
- European Maple, slightly softer and clearer than the previous one with slightly less grain
Because of its stiffness, maple is mainly used for the construction of necks, but it can also be used as a main component for solid body or top. Provides a very brilliant sound with good sustain.

Specific weight: 540-660 kg/m³
Beautiful wood for transparent and three-dimensional finishes. It is suitable for tops but some species can also be used for necks.

Specific weight: 640-720 kg/m³
The particular figure stems from a deformation in the growth of the tree. It is used for both tops and necks.

Specific weight: 500-800 kg/m³
Mahogany is the most used wood by Gibson® for the construction of Les Paul® bodies and necks.
It is a wood that can vary from medium-heavy to heavy and has very interesting sound characteristics, tone is warm and has good sustain. It is also suitable for transparent finishes.
Mahogany is a wood that is becoming rare cause of the destruction of equatorial forests. Lately, there is also the African mahogany that has similar characteristics to American Mahogany. When choosing a guitar, you should think about the impact it has on the environment around us.

Specific weight: 800-850 kg/m³
This wood is the one most used for keyboards but it can be used, with excellent results, even on the necks. Provides a warm tone.

Pau Ferro
Specific weight: 850-900 kg/m³
This wood is very similar to Indian rosewood, slightly lighter but has more visible grains.

Unfortunately, the uncontrolled exploitation of the Amazon forest timber is drastically reducing the woodland surface so we want to make our small contribution using only wood from certified sources.

Specific weight: 750-950 kg/m³
Wood with beautiful chocolate-colored grain, it is very heavy. It is very suitable for transparent finishes. It has a tonal curve emphasized on the medium while it has a great attack. Being very rigid is also suitable for the construction of necks.
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