Makers of woodwind instruments

Like all suppliers that intend operating legally CITES listing of Dalbergia melanoxylon in annex 2 shall limit our availability of the species!

In this context we are encouraging our customers to evaluate the introduction of Mopane as the alternative specie of choice because it is the right thing to do technically and also for the protection of the flora.

Comments from existing customers: when turning mopane craftsmen notice that very few or no flaws are produced, the wood remains very stable, the stability is actually better than the African Blackwood. The sound quality is warm, rich and round with an exceptional balance between the treble and the bass. The mopane instrument not only offers a greater variety of sounds, but also looks stunning!

We offer two further options to the instrument makers, Pink ivory and Black chacate both species are technically compatible with woodwind indeed they offer a density in excess or equal to1.0, low porosity and are uniquely beautiful!

As far as African Blackwood is concerned, we provide to our customers the CITES compliance certificate of the country of origin of the wood and DAFF (South African Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries) certification of our exports.

ProSono has always complied with the legislation of the country where we operate. Since the listing of the African Blackwood in CITES 2 we have obtained legalisation of our existing stock of seasoned musical and turnery parts.

WIND INSTRUMENTS & RELATED COMPONENTS & ACCESSORIES HARWOODS USED

Mopane = colophospermum
Pink ivory = berchimia zeyheri
Black chacate = Guibourtia conjugata
African Blackwood =Dalbergia melanoxylon

Standard sizes in mm
Section of the blanks is indicated first, length second.
CLASSICAL INSTRUMENTS
Clarinet sets Bells of Black chacate/ Mopane / Pink ivory / African Blackwood Bells : 85/85×45/45×125
Lower joints : 36x36x320
36x36x285
36x36x270
Upper joints: 36x36x245
36x36x230
Barrels : 51x51x80
47x47x80
40x40x90
Bass and alto Clarinets Blanks of Mopane / Pink ivory / Black chacate 47x47x760
47x47x700
47x47x550
47x47x460
40x40x410
Oboes Sets of Mopane Bells : 65x65x150 60x60x140
Joints : 38x38x285
36x36x270
32x32x265
English horns Sets of Mopane Bells : 75x75x140
Joints : 40x40x400
Flutes and Piccolos Blanks of ABW / Mopane / Pink ivory / Black chacate 33x33x380
33x33x330
33x33x265
30x30x510
30x30x460
30x30x410
30x30x325
30x30x300
30x30x150
30x30x137
30x30x70
28x28x400
28x28x305
28x28x285
28x28x270

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