Why pick up a Flaxwood guitar instead of any other? Well, here’s three good reasons.
1. It’s ecologically sustainable
Flaxwood is the ecological alternative to the tonewoods used in traditional instrument building that are rapidly nearing extinction. Natural fiber composite technology allows for the manufacture of exceptional quality musical instruments on an ecologically sustainable basis.
Exotic woods have traditionally been used to build guitars – including Rosewoods, Ebony, Mahogany and certain European hardwoods like Maple and Walnut. All these tree species are becoming very scarce nowadays. The quality and suitability of the wood available for making musical instruments is also deteriorating, and the environmental impact of indiscriminate and illegal logging is catastrophic in some areas.
The raw material used by Flaxwood originates from the fir trees of the northern Finnish forests, from areas where the sustainable qualities of forest management are ensured.
2. It’s minimal carbon footprint
Efficient processing of the wood used in the material for Flaxwood guitars creates practically no waste. Combined with our energy-efficient manufacturing process, this ensures the carbon footprint of our guitars is exceptionally low.
The emissions from the use of our current raw material total 0 kg CO2-equivalent (ISO 14040 and ISO 14044).
Flaxwood uses several material qualities in production, and we are constantly working to improve their properties even further.
3. It’s consistent acoustic response
Flaxwood is an innovative tone material that is created by breaking the grain structure of natural wood and injection-molding it to shape, combined with an acoustically sensitive binding agent.
Acoustic consistency and uniform flawless quality are one of the many benefits compared to natural wood. Flaxwood guitars are not affected by changes in ambient temperature and humidity. This is especially apparent in the neck, where the action (string height above the fretboard) remains constant no matter how much the outside conditions fluctuate. This helps lock in your action and playability. Once it’s set up, it stays there!