When chestnut trees are struck by thunder, their soft grain gets darker and something particular happens to their molecular structure. Chestnut wood is relatively hard but in such cases and after air drying, we get a soft and light wood. In general, I prefer older trees laden with history and memories.We cut the wood in blanks under the right conditions and then we naturally air-dry the pieces for a year.Then,for the last session the wood is been dried out naturally,in the solar kiln.Finally,a tap tone test is carried out for the wood’s tone(pitch,sustain,decay)and only the right blanks find their way to our workshop!!!
This is crucial as with the correct combination of the wood blanks we get the outmost of the acoustic result we desire.The sound that they bring out,bears the imprint of their history and memories.