Wilhelm Geigenbau has been a partner of Swiss Wood Solutions since 2016. Numerous violins, violas and cellos have been equipped with Sonowood. In March 2018, a workshop was held to evaluate the competitiveness of Sonowood in comparison to tropical woods. Various international violin makers got introduced to Sonowood and manufactured fingerboards from the samples provided. The feedback on processability was uniformly positive. To finish off the one-week workshop on a high note, the Pacific Quartet Vienna held its inaugural concert with their instruments featuring Sonowood. The musicians reacted very positively to the improved sound characteristics of their respective instruments.
The Swiss national TV captured the results of the workshop in a broadcast.
Violin with fingerboard from Sonowood maple.
Violin with fingerboard from Sonowood spruce.
Under the label Canna Guitars and in cooperation with Norbert Schmid of DRUMPARAM, Jakob Frank manufactures instruments whose body is made of Hempstone, a patented natural fibre material made of hemp fibres and water. On his latest model, he used Sonowood for the fingerboard, bridge and the headstock. The result is an aesthetically and acoustically appealing guitar that is completely free of tropical woods.
Canna Guitar by Jakob Frank.
Berdani Feinste Bestandteile
Berdani offers the finest components for string instruments of all kinds. In the online shop, you find chinrests, tailpieces, pegs and endbuttons for violins, violas and cellos handcrafted from Sonowood with great attention to detail. Bernd and Daniel Hiller from Markneukirchen (Germany) are happy to refine your instrument with Sonowood.
Sonowood fittings from Berdani.
Chinrest from Sonowood maple from Berdani.
Soultool Customized Guitars
Egon Rauscher and his company Soultool Costumized Guitars Switzerland have specialized in the construction of electric guitars and basses. Soultool guitars are handmade masterpieces for life. Under the premises of sustainability, quality and highest sound precision, extensive sound checks are carried out in cooperation with Swiss Wood Solutions. The fretboard and the SonicBridge base of the newly released model SonicMuse are made from Sonowood.
The new SonicMuse with a fretboard from Sonowood spruce.
SonicMuse by Soultool Customized Guitars.
Robert Stempfle is a trained woodwind instrument maker and clarinetist. In his specialist workshop for woodwind instruments in Zurich, he carries out all repairs and revisions of woodwind instruments. He has been a development partner of Swiss Wood Solutions since 2015. In January 2019, Robert Stempfle made the first clarinet from Sonowood.
The first clarinet built from Sonowood.
Pictures by Robert Stempfle woodwind manufactory.