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European Tonewoods for Violin, Viola, Cello and Bass

This is it: Your official place for obtaining high quality genuine European tonewoods for your next project. European tonewoods are obtained from major tree forests located around the mountain regions near Slovenia, Austria, Bosnia and Germany. These forests offer more stable temperatures and growing conditions leading to more consistent growth.

European tonewoods are becoming more difficult to obtain. World demand (mainly from China) has increased sustantially. We are happy to offer the following separate tonewood parts top, back, sides and neck block) for violin, viola, cello and bass, as well as full maple sets for violin, viola and cello, at competitive prices. Some items are still out of stock, hopefully not for too long.

Tonewood quality is graded for straight, even, fine grain, radial cut and any twisting of fibers.


Bachmann European Spruce Tops
Image Cut European Spruce Tops Grade Age
(Years)

Violin

Viola

Cello Bass
Bachmann Violin Spruce Top Tonewood Spruce top/belly
Wide growth rings, imperfections
#3 4+       Item #49-252
$435.00
Spruce top/belly
Wide growth rings, color variations
#2 4+       Item #49-253
$550.00
Spruce top/belly
Flawless, straight, regular growth rings
#1 4+ Item #19-254
$90.00
  Item #39-254
$475.00
 
Spruce top/belly
Flawless, straight, regular growth rings
#1 7+ Item #19-254.07
$99.00
Item #29-254.07
$105.00
   
Hazel Spruce top/belly
Flawless, straight, regular growth rings
#1 4+ Item #19-254H
$105.00
Item #29-254H
$114.00
   
Hazel Spruce top/belly
Flawless, straight, regular growth rings
#1 7+ Item #19-254H.07
$115.00
     
Spruce top/belly
Flawless, straight, Finer growth rings
Master 4+ Item #19-255
$132.00
Out of stock
Item #29-255
$150.00
Out of stock
Item #39-255
$625.00
 
Spruce top/belly
Flawless, straight, Finer growth rings
Master 7+ Item #19-255.07
$145.00
Item #29-255.07
$165.00
   
Hazel Spruce top/belly
Flawless, straight, Finer growth rings
Master 4+ Item #19-255H
$150.00
Out of stock
Item #29-255H
$168.00
   
Hazel Spruce top/belly
Flawless, straight, Finer growth rings
Master 7+ Item #19-255H.07
$160.00
Out of stock
     

Other European Spruce Tops
Image Cut European Spruce Tops Grade Age
(Years)
Violin Viola Cello Bass
Violin top
Alpine Spruce top/belly
better quality
AA 1-6 Item #19-220
Out of stock
     
Alpine Spruce top/belly
better quality
AA 10+ Item #19-220
$80.00
     
Alpine Spruce top/belly
select quality
AAA 1-6 Item #19-230
Out of stock
  Item #39-230
Out of stock
 
Alpine Spruce top/belly
select quality
AAA 7+     Item #39-230
$522.00
 
Alpine Spruce top/belly
select quality
AAA 10+ Item #19-230
$99.00
  Item #39-230
$569.00
 
Alpine Spruce top/belly
choice quality
AAAA 1-6 Item #39-240
Out of stock
 
Alpine Spruce top/belly
choice quality
AAAA 7+ Item #29-240
Out of stock
Item #39-240
$633.00
 
Alpine Spruce top/belly
choice quality
AAAA 10+ Item #29-240
$158.00
Item #39-240
$690.00
 

European Maple Backs
Image 2-piece Balkan Maple Backs
(without ribs)
Grade Age
(Years)

Violin

Viola

Cello Bass
Violin back
Precut for 2 halves
Balkan Maple backs,
better flamed
AA 7+      
Balkan Maple backs
well flamed
AAA 7+ Item #19-330
$139.00
Out of stock
Item #29-330
$170.00
  Item #49-330
$2508.00
Balkan Maple backs
select, well flamed
AAAA 7+ Item #19-340
$192.00
Item #29-340
$238.00
Item #39-340
$1202.00
 
Image One-Piece Balkan Maple Backs for Violin
(without ribs)
Grade Year

Violin

Viola

Violin Maple One Piece Back Balkan Maple, one piece back, well flamed AAA 2010 Item #19-380
$330.00
Inquire
  Balkan Maple, one piece back, select well flamed AAAA 2010 Item #19-390
$440.00
Item #29-390
$475.00

European Maple Sides
Image European Maple Sides/Rib stock
Per set (for one instrument)
Grade

Violin

Viola

Cello Bass
Violin sides (ribs) Balkan Maple sides/ribs
flamed
A        
Balkan Maple sides/ribs
better flamed
AA        
Balkan Maple sides/ribs
well flamed
AAA       Item #49-430
$420.00
Balkan Maple sides/ribs
select well flamed
AAAA Item #19-440
$50.00
Item #29-440
$54.00
Item #39-440
$205.00
 

European Maple Neck Blocks
Image Balkan Maple Neck Blocks Grade

Violin

Viola

Cello Bass
Violin neck blocks Balkan Maple neck block
flamed
A       Item #49-510
$336.00
Balkan Maple neck block
better flamed
AA        
Balkan Maple neck block
well flamed
AAA Item #19-530
$54.00
Same as violin Item #39-530
$336.00
Item #49-530
$588.00
Balkan Maple neck block
select well flamed
AAAA Item #19-540
$84.00
  Item #29-540
$98.00
Item #39-540
$450.00
Item #49-540
$780.00

European Maple Tonewood Sets (Back, sides and neckblock)
Image Balkan Maple Tonewood Sets Grade Age
(Years)
Violin Viola Cello Bass
Violin Maple Tonewood Set Balkan Maple Tonewood Set, better flamed AA 0-6        
Balkan Maple Tonewood Set, well flamed AAA 0-6 Item #19-730
$182.00
Out of stock
   
Balkan Maple Tonewood Set, well flamed AAA 7+ Item #19-730.07
$200.00
Out of stock
  Item #49-730.07
$3220.00
Balkan Maple Tonewood Set, choice flamed AAAA 0-6 Item #19-740
$275.00
Out of stock
Item #29-740
$325.00
Out of stock
   
Balkan Maple Tonewood Set, choice flamed AAAA 7+ Item #19-740.07
$325.00
Item #29-740.07
$390.00
Item #39-740.07
$1855.00
 
Balkan Maple Tonewood Set, choice flamed AAAA 10+   Item #29-740.10
$435.00
   

European Pre-carved Maple Neck Scrolls
Image Pre-carved European Maple Necks Grade Violin Viola Cello Bass
Violin carved neck and scroll Balkan Maple, some flame, 4/4 size A Item #19-610
$77.00
Item #29-610
$109.00
  Item #49-610
$600.00
Balkan Maple, some flame
Available in 3/4 and 1/2 size.
A Item #19-610
$65.00
Select Size:
  Item #39-610
$265.00
Select Size:
Item #49-610
$545.00
Select Size:
Balkan Maple, better flamed necks, 4/4 size AA Item #19-620
$144.00
Item #29-620 $172.00
Item #39-620
$350.00
 
Balkan Maple, better flamed necks
Available in 3/4 size
AA Item #19-620
$109.00
Select Size:
Item #29-620 Item #39-620
$350.00
 
Balkan Maple, well flamed AAA Item #19-630
$182.00
Item #29-630
$207.00
Item #39-630
$517.00
 
Balkan Maple, choice flamed AAAA Item #19-640
$204.00
     

European Block and Lining Material
  Linings, blocks and patch material

Violin

Viola

Cello Bass
Violin Lining Material Lining Material, Willow
(For one instrument)
Item #19-450W
$19.20
Same as violin Item #39-450W
$36.00
Item #49-450W
$60.00
Violin Block Material Block Material, Willow
(For one instrument)
Item #19-455W
$19.20
Same as violin Item #39-455W
$72.00
Item #49-455W
$108.00

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