for the Stick, Grand Stick, Stick Bass, Ten String Grand, Stick Guitar and Alto Stick models
Our various Stick models are available in rigid, medium lightweight,
laminated tropical hardwoods, including the deep yellow tarara (also
known as canary wood) with red and purple grain features, and the
brilliant red-orange padauk (pronounced "pah-DOOK").
Our dark Indonesian rosewood laminates are a bit heavier. Choice of hardwoods has
no discernable effect on tone, as the strings are at a lower tension
for light tapping "action", thus there is very little interaction of
the vibrating strings with the neck/fretboard structure.
Our newest offering is chechen, a South American brown hardwood with tight grain and
All our hardwoods are grown under sustained harvest plans as renewable
Currently available hardwoods
tarara (currently only available for the Stick, Stick Bass and Alto Stick models)
Dark brown with tight grain
Deep red and orange with pronounced grain
Light blond with tight grain
Deep yellow with pronounced grain
Medium dark brown tinged with reds and yellow
Dark brown with pronounced grain
Finely grained in pinkish reds and deeper browns
Check out bamboo, too!
3 tiered laminate structure.