For Halabica guitars we use superfine wood. Here you can find a summary of materials from which Halabica guitars are constructed.
Italian Alpine Spruce
This wood is considered the best for construction of acoustic instruments. Its main characteristics are easiness, stiffness and it produces clear, exact, dynamic and tuneful sound. That’s why we are using exclusively the Italian Alpine Spruce for soundboards and ribs.
Body sides and backboards
Guitars constructed from this wood are characterized by clear middles and smooth transition into deep tones.
This wood is considered to be one of the most decorative materials used for guitar construction. Usually the most expensive instruments are made of it. Cocobolo has wide smooth middles enriched by a large volume of pleasant basses. The origin of this valuable and exotic wood (Nicaragua, Mexico, and Guatemala) is South America.
Mahogany is one of the most popular materials used for guitar construction in general. Specifically Honduras Mahogany belongs to the rarest kinds of Mahogany, because in the period called "The Golden Era" most of the instruments were made exactly from this wood. Acoustic guitars constructed from this type of wood have beautiful smooth middles which transit into stunningly pleasant, even splendid bass tones.
This type of wood grows in North America and also Europe, even though each of them has different characteristics. Maple guitars sound brilliantly. They have particular and quick tone, which is balanced and gives beautiful sonorous tops. These are usually the domain of solo players.
This American maple grows only in the state of Oregon and Washington. Because of its beauty, this uniquely shaped wood is highly valued. It sounds similar to the Flamed Maple, it just has less tops.
This type of maple grows in Europe. It has an exceptional sound characteristics, which are quite similar to Flamed Maple.
Mahogany neck is used in combination with Palisander, Cocobolo and Mahogany guitar bodies. This material gives the guitar warm pleasant middles and beautiful long sustain. Mahogany is also used on the neck because of its stability and easiness.
We use Maple neck exclusively on guitars constructed of Quilted or Flamed Maple. This material is not just the instrument's aesthetic decoration, but it serves for creation of clear and exact tones.
Ebony fingerboard gives the guitar specific softness and covers it into velvet tones.
This wood is typical for its openness and exact creation of tones. Guitars constructed of Santos Rosewood are yielding and quicker.
Indian Rosewood is used on those guitars, where we want to emphasize the blues character of the guitar.
Bridge is always combined with the fingerboard, taking into consideration the final sound effect. In the lastest 2014 series, we started using snakewood, which has exceptional sound properties.