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 offerings are African wenge (pronounced WENG-gay), a dense dark-brown wood with a
fine brown and black grain, and maple, a light-colored wood with fine grain.
All our hardwoods are grown under sustained harvest plans as renewable
Currently available hardwoods
rosewood (due to customs regulations, rosewood is available for US orders only)
tarara (currently only available for the Stick, Stick Bass and Alto Stick models)