Online sale of wood to build cellos

It is rare that a trunk reaches such a diameter to allow us to cut backs or tops for cello. However, by some fortuitous coincidence some plants resist adversity for hundreds of years and reach 80 centimetres in diameter, a measure beyond which it is possible to obtain material for cello. Grandi Liutai Italiani have always been committed to cutting logs in the forest in a responsible manner and we buy the lots exclusively from the Forest Departments of the various Governments. This means that each plant is cut to promote life in the forest and the spontaneous growth of new individuals that will strengthen the local genetic heritage. The selective felling of plants for commercial purposes and the repopulation with non-native plants has created immense damage to all the forests where we operate, so we are very strict in avoiding buying plants from companies or individuals. The nobile art of the luthier has always been linked with the search for the right material. Consequently, those who, like us, deal with the forest and sawmill work must be aware that a possible mistake at the base could weigh on the whole community of future luthiers, who without the right material may not be able to make their instruments sound as they should.

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    <p>Willow has been chosen for its acoustic characteristics and workability. Here are some of the main reasons:</p> <p>Acoustics: Willow wood is renowned for its excellent acoustic properties. It possesses a good sound transmission capacity and a favorable sound response. These qualities are extremely important for the cello's back plates as they contribute to generating the desired tone and projection of the instrument.</p> <p>Flexibility: Willow wood is flexible and can be easily shaped by luthiers to achieve the desired shape and thickness. Flexibility is crucial for sculpting the back plates so they resonate harmoniously with the other parts of the cello.</p> <p>Lightweight: The back plates need to be light to allow the cello to vibrate freely and produce high-quality sound. Willow wood is lightweight but durable enough to withstand the stresses a cello undergoes during play.</p> <p>Availability: Willow wood is readily available in many regions, making it easier for luthiers to source.</p> <p>History and Tradition: The luthier tradition has used willow wood for centuries, and it has been proven to work well for building cellos and other bowed instruments. Luthiers often adhere to tradition to ensure the sound quality of the instruments they construct.</p> <p>In summary, willow wood is a traditional and popular choice for making the back plates of cellos due to its exceptional acoustic qualities, workability, and durability, as well as its historical significance in lutherie. These qualities contribute to the creation of an instrument with a rich and full sound.</p>
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    Cello Willow Linings - 8 pcs GL Wood for String Instruments

    Cello Willow Linings - 8 pcs

    €8.93

    The linings of the cello are traditionally made from willow wood, known for its unique properties and suitability for providing structural support to the instrument

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    Spruce Split Soundpost for Cello - Lenght 42,5 cm Grandi Liutai Italiani Soundposts

    Spruce Split Soundpost for Cello - Lenght 42,5 cm

    €10.25
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    <p>For over 300 years, red willow blocks have been an essential component in the construction of high-quality cellos, capable of ensuring a uniform sound, good stability, and long-lasting durability. Their selection demonstrates the expertise and attention of the luthier towards craftsmanship and the quality of the instruments they produce.</p> <p>Willow blocks are a fundamental element in the construction of high-quality cellos. This type of wood is known for its strength and flexibility, making it an excellent choice for blocks.</p> <p>Willow blocks are placed inside the cello's soundbox, between the top and the back, and perform a fundamental function in supporting the thin maple ribs. Willow is capable of transmitting vibrations evenly, ensuring a better response to the lowest notes.</p> <p>The use of willow blocks also contributes to improving the stability and durability of the entire instrument, as this type of wood can withstand external stress and maintain its original shape over time.</p>
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    Blocks & Linings Willow Set - Cello Grandi Liutai Italiani Cello

    Blocks & Linings Willow Set - Cello

    €19.59