The best quality woods have been sourced throughout the world to be used at our workshop. African ebony, spruce, mahogany, East Indian rosewood, Macassar ebony and maple have each been selected for their exceptional quality towards the final tone. The thin, hard finish that we use on our woods, very similar to French polish, but without the danger of softening or alcohol damage, never dampens the sound with too much weight. It won’t crack, peel or chip and is especially wear resistant.
Playability is a major consideration when designing each guitar. All Blueberry fretboards are woodbound, so the feel of the neck is always smooth and free of sharp frets. Hardwood laminates stiffen the neck, adding to the instrument’s ability to hold its tune. We carefully choose the tonewoods used for lamination in order to complement the other woods used on the instrument. Following this principle, there will be a consistent strip of ebony sandwiched between two pieces of wood that match the one used on the back. Set-up and intonation are always designed for playing ease and perfect tuning.