Every instrument made in my workshop is entirely built there since from the first cut, without any kind of prefinished piece. I am against those types of materials, as I believe they degrade artisan work, in addition to the fact that their shape and thickness cannot be adapted according to the piece, that needs to be treated as a unique piece.
I build instruments until the last detail starting from rough wood because I believe this is the added value of each one of my products.
For example, it takes me about 500 hours of work to build a complete handmade double bass, starting with the carving of the board until the tuning.
But I do a lot more than building double basses: I build, fix and restore any type of stringed instrument, anything and everything from medieval instruments to electric guitars.