Many guitar makers source wood from pristine forests in exotic locales. But great instruments don’t have to come at
the expense of our endangered ecosystems. Building a guitar traditionally requires several different woods, but we make the whole guitar from just one tropical hardwood: the stunningly beautiful coconut wood.
The Coconut Palm (Cocos nucifera) is a member of the palm tree family (Arecaceae) and the only
known living species of the genus Cocos. Coconut timber comes from plantations of old coconut palms making it undoubtedly the most sustainable hardwood on earth.
These beautiful palm trees were planted as a crop in large plantations throughout the tropics in the early half of the 20th century in
order to harvest the coconut fruit. The tree bears fruit until approximately 70 years of age,
at which point it is considered to have reached the end of its economic life and is felled to make way
for future crops.
Traditionally, the trunks have been wasted by-products from this process. Only in very recent years have
people begun to explore the potential commercial uses for this vast, alternative supply of timber. This led to the
commercial launch of coconut timber in a range of different products, from flooring to
furniture, and now, professional quality musical instruments.
Our products perform at equal to or better than conventional hardwoods,
coconut timber represents a viable substitute for endangered tropical hardwoods from an ecologically-sound source.