A family tradition
Our trade in Indian Rosewood began with our father Gian Piero in the 1970s. This photo, taken in Kochi in 1973, shows him together with a supplier, on occasion of one of his many trips to India. They both rest their feet on a large rosewood trunk, the inscription indicating that it was purchased at an auction in September 1973. Gian Piero is holding a small ax, a particular instrument, which he had gotten made specifically to "test" the logs before buying them.
Over the years, our father deepened his knowledge of this precious wood, learning in the field how to select it and how to avoid the cunning of the sellers. His passion and attention produced fruitful commercial and friendship relationships, which continue to this day. His stories about India and other business trips are collected in his book: "Stories of trees, woods and men", which you can find (at the moment only in the Italian version) here.
Today it is no longer possible to import logs or boards from India, but our Rosewood products are always of high quality and excellent seasoning: at the moment we have several thousand guitar sets in stock, with cutting date 2004 and 2014. In addition to guitar sets, in our warehouse you will find keyboards for guitars, basses, ukuleles, mandolins, lute ribs, sawn sizes for bridge blanks, knife handles, pens, veneer plates for purfling and restoration.
By purchasing from the heirs of those who were the first suppliers of our father, we are sure that the wood is still processed and marketed according to international regulations on endangered species. If you want to learn more about Indian rosewood, our site offers many more references: