«Sonowood has the potential to not only match the quality of ebony,
but to even excel it.»

- George Stoppani, violin manufacturer

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What the professionals say

«I’m excited about Sonowood. The resulting sound for wooden transverse flutes is excellent, it has an enriching new sound nuance.»
— Thomas Aebi, flute manufacturer from Switzerland, 31st August 2018

«My Antoniazzi violin now has a Sonowood fingerboard. The articulation, acoustic color and gestures are much clearer. The material inspired me.»
— Yuta Takase, violinist at Pacific Quartet Vienna, 30th April 2018

«It must not be that a disappearing species such as ebony is still used heavily. The urgency to find a new material was strong. It is wonderful to now have such a high-end, ecologically sustainable material at our disposal.»
— Mark Jonathan Wilhem, violin manufacturer from Switzerland, 28th November 2017

«The guitar with a fingerboard and bridge from Sonowood possesses a very warm acoustic color. My client is simply thrilled.»
— Mauro Bodio, guitar manufacturer from Switzerland, 4th May 2018

«Sonowood is a very compact material. Nevertheless it is easier to plane and shape than ebony. A pleasant smooth surface results.»
— Philip Ihle, violin manufacturer from London (UK), 2nd March 2018

«The viola featuring a Sonowood fingerboard is easier to play in the low-pitched tones and thus allows more artistic freedom. In the high-pitched tones, the viola lost its sharpness and gained softness. Consequently, the articulation is simplified and more tone colors can be played.»
— Sarah Weilenmann, member of Pacific Quartet Vienna, 2nd March 2018

«The sound of my viola has improved thanks to the incorporation of a Sonowood fingerboard. The instrument now sounds warmer, richer and more open. Prior to the change, I was a bit nervous since I did not know what to expect from this novel material. Now I am very happy and relieved.»

— Chin-Ting Huang, member of the Pacific Quartet Vienna, 28th November 2017

«Sonowood is soon going to revolutionize the manufacturing of wooden instruments.»
— Fidel Peugeot, guitarist, 12th June 2018

«I have not yet seen a material with such a low damping as Sonowood.»
— Boris Haug, violin manufacturer from Suhr (CH), 28th November 2017

«Sonowood offers such a straightforward workability, it is sensational.»
— Eric Fouilhé, instrument manufacturer from Valence (FR), 2nd March 2018

«Sonowood has the potential to not only match the quality of ebony, but to even excel it.»
— George Stoppani, violin manufacturer from Manchester (UK), 2nd March 2018

«The sound of the strings of my violin is much clearer with a fingerboard from Sonowood compared to ebony.»
— Eszter Major, member of the Pacific Quartet Vienna, 14th March 2018

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