Black Walnut as a tone wood has a rich deep, thick, mahogany-like tone. The lows are silky and subtle with amazing sustain. The high end is mellow, but cuts through very well.
Our Main Options
We would like to use this page as means to explain why we do not use endangered woods, unless it is a custom order. The surrounding hills of the Charlottesville area provide us with a variety of tone woods that many luthiers would have never thought to try. We have found that the tones produced in the videos below are just as productive and beautiful as typical rosewoods and mahogany .
We, also, want to show of the several options of instruments we build. From Mandocellos to Guitars. From unison to octave strung mandocellos.
We also believe that Jason might have had too much fun making these videos.