Online sale of wood for stringed instruments

Buying Tone-wood on Grandi Liutai Italiani website is the best way to take advantage of a very scrupulous selection made by our luthiers in our warehouse in Cremona where over 10 thousand violin sets are stored to season.

Each piece comes from a specific geographical area, and it is cut with a system that respects the natural growth of each plant and enhances its acoustic and aesthetic qualities.

Each piece is classified according to the specific weight, the regularity of the grain and the depth and distribution of the flame.

For example, a piece of Master class maple will be very light, it will have a straight and very regular grain, very deep flame and well distributed throughout the piece.

Free advice for the purchase of the most suitable wood

If you are making a violin and you need some particular wood send us a photo and our experts will certainly find what you are looking for in our warehouse!

Wood for violins - Wook for violas - Wook for cellos

Wood for String Instruments

  • Violin
    <h2>Buy the best maple trees for violin making online</h2> <p>The ancient Cremonese violins were built with maple from the Balkans and spruce from the Italian Alps. For over 20 years, Grandi Liutai Italiani has been traveling to Bosnia, Croatia, Slovenia and Montenegro to select the best maple trees for making violins. Although the violin is a small instrument, it needs a very light wood but at the same time very rich in medullary rays which make it rigid in a transversal sense. The right combination of lightness and rapid sound transmission make the wood of Grandi Liutai Italiani the favourite of some of the best professional luthiers for the making of their violins.</p> <h3>Here is the best selection of woods chosen by professional luthiers</h3> <div id="gtx-trans"> <div class="gtx-trans-icon"></div> </div>
  • Viola
    <h2>Online sale of wood to build violets</h2> <p>The wood used by luthiers to make violas is often very different from the one they use for violins. Although it is always Balkan Maple and Italian Spruce, this instrument requires much lighter wood often with less tight grain which increases a certain elasticity and accentuate the typical warm and harmonious sound of the viola.</p> <h3>Here is the best selection of woods: Maple from the Balkans and Spruce from the Italian Alps</h3> <div id="gtx-trans"> <div class="gtx-trans-icon"></div> </div>
  • Cello
    <h2>Online sale of wood to build cellos</h2> <p>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.</p> <h3>Here is the best selection of woods for building cellos</h3>
  • Purflings
  • African Ebony
  • Soundposts

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    Purfling for Violin-Viola-Cello Grandi Liutai Italiani Purflings

    Purfling for...

    €0.98
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    001.013
    Split Bassbar - Violin/Viola Grandi Liutai Italiani Violin

    Split Bassbar -...

    €4.75
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    Spruce Split Soundpost for Cello - Lenght 42,5 cm Grandi Liutai Italiani Soundposts

    Spruce Split Soundpost...

    €10.25
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    <p>IL MEGLIO PER IL VS STRUMENTO.</p> <p>Anime di qualità fatte a mano con Abete rosso di spacco!</p> <p>Le nostre anime sono da noi prodotte  selezionando il miglior legno per liuteria. Le anime che produciamo derivano da legno spaccato con una stagionatura di almeno 7 anni!</p> <p>Per le nostre anime utilizziamo esclusivamente legno di abete rosso spaccato della miglior scelta stagionato per molti anni per raggiungere la maturità ottimale. Ogni anima è fatta a mano e l'elevata qualità di finitura viene raggiunta dopo diversi processi.</p> <p></p> <p>Grazie al controllo di qualità vi garantiamo un prodotto di alta qualità.</p>
    005.015
    Spruce Split Soundpost for Doublebass - Lenght 35 cm Grandi Liutai Italiani Soundposts

    Spruce Split Soundpost...

    €12.05
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    Spruce Split Soundpost for Viola - Lenght 42,4 cm Grandi Liutai Italiani Soundposts

    Spruce Split Soundpost...

    €7.62
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    Spruce Split Soundpost for Violin - lenght 42,2 cm Grandi Liutai Italiani Soundposts

    Spruce Split Soundpost...

    €7.62
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    Blocks & Linings Set - Viola Grandi Liutai Italiani Viola

    Blocks & Linings Set -...

    €6.71
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    <p>Set of 5 pieces. Top Quality African Ebony. Thickness is regular and they are suitable for new and old instruments. Pre-shaped and ready for easy, final shaping and fitting.</p>
    013.016
    Cello Saddle, Regular, Shaped - 5 pcs Grandi Liutai Italiani Saddles & Nuts

    Cello Saddle, Regular,...

    €10.25

    Set of 5 pieces. Pre-shaped and ready for easy, final shaping and fitting.

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    <p>Violin Maple Back from Bosnia-Erzegovina, naturally seasoned.</p> <p>Quality "PRO", two pieces radial cut.</p> <p>Minimum age of maturation of 5 years.</p> <p></p> <p>Including ribs for make a violin</p>
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    Maple "Pro" violin back two pieces + Ribs Grandi Liutai Italiani Violin

    Maple "Pro" violin...

    €80.00

    Including ribs for make a violin

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    <p>Viola necks are all different, so we created a very well cut unshaped ebony nut. The trapezoid shape is perfect for finishing the nut very quickly.</p>
    013.013
    Viola Nut, Unshaped - 5 pcs Grandi Liutai Italiani Saddles & Nuts

    Viola Nut, Unshaped -...

    €4.26

    Very well cut unshaped ebony nut. The trapezoid shape is perfect for finishing the nut very quickly.

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    <p>Violin Maple Back from Bosnia-Erzegovina, naturally seasoned.</p> <p>Quality "BASIC", two pieces radial cut.</p> <p>Minimum age of maturation of 5 years.</p> <p></p> <p>Including ribs for make a violin</p>
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    Maple "Basic" violin back two pieces + Ribs Grandi Liutai Italiani Violin

    Maple "Basic" violin...

    €40.00

    Including ribs for make a violin

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    <p>Violin Maple Back from Bosnia-Erzegovina, naturally seasoned.</p> <p>Quality "MASTER", one pieces radial cut.</p> <p>Minimum age of maturation of 5 years.</p> <p></p> <p>Including ribs for make a violin</p>
    001.007
    Maple "Master" violin back one pieces + Ribs Grandi Liutai Italiani Violin

    Maple "Master" violin...

    €172.05

    Including ribs for make a violin

I violini vengono costruiti da oltre 500 anni utilizzando una semplice combinazione: Abete Rosso per il piano armonico, che Grandi liutai Italiani estrae dalle foreste delle Dolomiti nelle Alpi Italiane, e Acero per fasce, testa e fondo. L'acero più utilizzato è quello Riccio (Acer Platanoides) proveniente dai Balcani o dai Carpazi, mentre tra i più ricercati è l'acero Montano (Acer Pseudoplatanus) che cresce a quote più elevate ed è molto più compatto. Grandi liutai Italiani acquista i tronchi di questa rara specie di Acero in Croazia, Bosnia e Montenegro. La tradizione Cremonese vuole che gli zocchetti interni siano in Salice che proviene dalla Pianura Padana.

L’acero della Bosnia che proponiamo su grandiliutai.com ha un peso nettamente inferiore rispetto a quello molto più economico prodotto in Romania. Ha i raggi midollari molto marcati e ha le caratteristiche che si possono trovare sui violini di Stradivari più celebri.

Negli ultimi anni molti studi hanno evidenziato che il segreto di Stradivari era legato alla sua profonda conoscenza del legno di risonanza e dell’importanza che dava a ciascun elemento che componeva i suoi capolavori.

Il primo strumento ad arco costruito da tenere sulla spalla aveva dimensioni simili alla viola e per ottenere un suono più squillante ed acuto gli artigiani del passato hanno creato una versione piccola della viola chiamata appunto "viol-ino" (piccola viola). I quattro strumenti ad arco più conosciuti rispecchiano infatti i registri delle voci dei cantanti: Il violino e' il Soprano, la Viola il Contralto, il Violoncello il Tenore e il Contrabbasso il Basso.