Sonowood.
Sustainable wood for plucked instruments.

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Sonowood for plucked instruments.

The extreme hardness and high density of Sonowood contribute to the peak acoustic performance of your guitars and electric guitars. Sonowood is used for fingerboard, bridge and headstock.

We offer: blanks from common and from flamed maple (Acer pseudoplatanus) and walnut (Juglans nigra).

The wood species span a varied, wide color spectrum from mocha brown (maple) to dark brown (walnut).

For our products, we use only wood from sustainable and regional forestry.

The advantages of Sonowood

For the guitarist

  • Excellent sustain thanks to high stiffness and low sound attenuation.
  • Outstanding attack thanks to high sound-propagation velocity.
  • Durability and scratch-resistance thanks to complete pore closure. Signs of wear and dirt are greatly reduced, while the surface remains open to absorb hand perspiration.
  • Optimum playability thanks to hard and smooth surface and thus lower friction resistance of the strings.
  • No travel restrictions thanks ti the avoidance of endangered wood species.

For the luthier

  • Sonowood can be milled particularly well and precisely. This makes it ideal for filigree components (bridges, bridge plates and pins) as well as inlays.
  • Authentic wood without any no synthetic colours, resins or polymers added.
  • Sonowood can be milled particularly well and precisely. This makes it ideal for filigree components (bridges, bridge plates and pins) as well as inlays.
  • Sonowood can readily be refretted with a low risk of fiber tearing.
  • No trade restrictions and conservation of value thanks to the avoidance of endangered wood species.
  • Reliable availability with constant quality.
  • Sonowood can be sanded and polished very well.
  • No pore fillers are necessary thanks to the complete pore closure.
  • Leveraging your sales&marketing, as Sonowood is associated with the promotion of sustainable, domestic forestry and the protection of tropical resources.
  • The frets can be hammered in easily and anchor well in the wood.

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NEU: Sonowood Black

We are proud to present our latest innovation in the Sonowood product line: SONOWOOD BLACK, soon to be available in dark brown to completely black appearance and a true substitute for ebony - not only in terms of physical properties, but also visually.

Sonowood Black

    • Wood type: Beech (Fagus sylvatica)
    • Colour: very dark brown to true black
    • Density: 1'200 – 1'400 kg/m³
    • Brinell hardness: >80 N/mm²
    • Dimensional stability: height ~ 0.7%, width ~ 0.37% per % moisture content change
    • Sound velocity: 4'200 – 5'400 m/s
    • Damping (log. decrement): -
    • Dynamic elastic modulus: > 21'000 N/mm²

Maple

Sonowood Maple

    • Wood type: Sycamore maple (Acer pseudoplatanus)
    • Colour: Mocha
    • Density: 1'200 – 1'400 kg/m³
    • Brinell hardness: 90 - 140 N/mm²
    • Dimensional stability: height ~ 0.7%, width ~ 0.3% per % moisture content change
    • Sound velocity: > 4'400 m/s
    • Damping (log. decrement): ~ 0.053
    • Dynamic elastic modulus: > 23'000 N/mm²

Walnut

Sonowood Walnut

    • Wood type: Walnut (Juglans spp.)
    • Colour: darkbrown to black
    • Density: 1'200 – 1'400 kg/m³
    • Brinell hardness: 90 - 140 N/mm²
    • Dimensional stability: height ~ 0.29,
      width ~ 0.3 % per % moisture content change
    • Sound velocity: > 4'400 m/s
    • Dynamic elastic modulus: > 23'000 N/mm²

Beech

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Sonowood Beech

    • Wood type: Beech (Fagus sylvatica)
    • Colour: Brown
    • Density: 1'200 – 1'400 kg/m³
    • Brinell hardness: > 80 N/mm²
    • Dimensional stability: height ~ 0.7%, width ~ 0.37% per % moisture content change
    • Sound velocity: 4'200 – 5'400 m/s
    • Damping (log. decrement): -
    • Dynamic elastic modulus: > 21'000 N/mm²

 

Sonoplec

Sonoplecs combine an appealing and unique aesthetic with the incomparable feel of wood. The picks are available in various designs and can be customized in terms of shape and stiffness. In addition, personalized picks are available by means of laser engraving.

The advantages with Sonoplec: Wood authenticity, no plastic: Sonoplecs are made from stocks from sustainably managed forestry in Switzerland and Germany.

Unique aesthetics: Sonoplecs are made from multiple layers of veneer from sustainably managed forests in Switzerland and Germany.

Customization: First, choose your design and shape. In a second step, you can further customize your Sonoplec by laser engraving your name, logo or drawing.

Functional: The excellent density, adaptable stiffness and pleasant feel ensure that every guitarist and guitarist will find the right pick for their playing style.

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Sonowood for string instruments

Sonowood for string instruments

For the sustainable product Sonowood, sustainable native woods are treated in an innovative pressing process.

The outstanding hardness and density of Sonowood ensure that your stringed instruments will perform highest acoustic performance.

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Contact Swiss Wood Solutions

Contact Swiss Wood Solutions

Dr. Christian Lehringer
Chief Product Officer
T +41 44 244 38 10

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