- Travels around Europe seeking for the most appropiate woods, aged up to 30 years.
- If green wood is gathered, it is left for drying for six or more years before it is used.
- Maple, from Eslovènia, the Balcans and Germany
- Male red fir, from the “Val di Fiemme”.
- Banús, from India and Morocco.
- Boix, from Osona.
- Only animal gums are used in order to guarantee perfect adhesion and penetration into the wood’s pores.
- Fish tail, from a special japanese fish which is perfect for his needs.
- Rabbit’s gum, obtained though careful boiling of its bones and skin.
- Excusive natural resines
- Amber ( from the Baltic Sea )
- Copal de Manila ( from Filipines and Indonesia )
- Seedbed ( from Quios island, in Greece )
- Lacquer gum ( from India )
- Elemi ( from Brasil )
- Propolis ( a resin produced by all bees )
- Trementine ( coniferous resin )
To be born:
When an instrument is finished, its musical range is yet to be discovered. Before it is delivered to the customer it must be played in a number of styles. This process is called “opening the violin” and allows for the wood, a living matter, to understand and assimilate a wide range of notes. In some instruments the customer demands an aging threatment. In these cases the instrument receives colour and smoke effects, creating an instrument with the illusion of a story which might further encourage the musician in his art.