REFERENCES

Nos compétences, nos critères de qualité et la connaissance des besoins particuliers de notre clientèle ont permis, pendant plus de 17 ans, année après année, le développement d’un renom mondial dans les domaines d’activités qui sont les nôtres.

Si nous demandons un acompte à la commande, nous offrons par contre aux intéressés, la possibilité de contacter nos clients, à l’aide d’une liste de références internationales.

Il s’agit souvent d’une entreprise ou d’artisans établis dans la même région, ou du moins dans le même pays. Souvent l’énoncé d’un fabricant allemand, français ou canadien renommé, est suffisant pour convaincre un fabricant ou artisan d’un autre pays, voire d’un autre continent.

Et de même, de la part d’un fabricant de guitares australien, à l’énoncé d’un éminent collègue américain ou sud-africain, et vice et versa d’un facteur flutiste autrichien ou suisse pour un facteur irlandais spécialiste des instruments historiques.

Ci-après, nos références les plus significatives provenant d’artisans, fabricants d’instruments à vent, d’instruments à cordes, de tourneurs sur bois, identifiés par pays et activités.

19 pays européens :

  • Autriche
  • Allemagne
  • Belgique
  • Croatie
  • Espagne
  • France
  • Grèce
  • Ireland
  • Italie
  • Luxembourg
  • Norvège
  • Pays Bas
  • Roumanie
  • Russie
  • République Tchèque
  • Royaume Uni
  • Suède
  • Suisse
  • Turquie

9 pays en Amérique du Nord et du Sud

  • Argentine
  • Brésil
  • Canada
  • Chili
  • Equateur
  • Mexique
  • Paraguay
  • Pérou
  • USA


14 pays en Asie et Australie

  • Australie
  • Indes
  • Japon
  • Hong Kong
  • Corée
  • Malaisie
  • Nouvelle Calédonie
  • Nouvelle Zélande
  • République Populaire de Chine
  • Taiwan – ROC
  • Thaïlande
  • Singapore
  • Vietnam

3 pays Africain

  • Afrique du Sud
  • Egypte
  • Namibie

Ci-dessous nos références par pays et activités.

Références européennes :

AUSTRIA: HOLZ FUR HOLZBLASINSTRUMENTEN
From: Peter Aschenbrenner
To: 'Philippe Monbaron'
Subject: Grenadil – Mopane – Ebenholz für die Musikindustrie

Lieber Herr Monbaron!

Ich habe ganz vergessen Ihnen die Ankunft der beiden brennend erwarteten Pakete mitzuteilen. Alles ist Ende August gut angekommen. Danke für die gute Zusammenarbeit!
Mit freundlichen Grüßen
Peter Aschenbrenner

PA-Music
PA-Studio
Instrumentenbau
Musiker
Peter Aschenbrenner
Prinzbachstraße 249
A-3033 Altlengbach
www.pa-music.com
BELGIUM: BOIS POUR INSTRUMENTS A VENT
-----Original Message-----
From: Stéphanie Weemaels
To: Philippe Monbaron
Subject: Deuxième colis

Cher Monsieur,

Le 2é colis de grenadille est arrivé aujourd'hui et est aussi parfait.
J'ai déjà tourné en ébauches les pièces du 1er colis et c'est toujours parfait.
Je vous remercie encore.
Bien à vous,
A.Weemaels

From: xavier
To: Philippe Monbaron
Subject: Remerciements et demande de renseignements
Bonjour Monsieur Monbaron,
J’ai bien reçu les carrelets d’ébène du Mozambique. Excellente qualité et superbe aspect à la finition !
Je vous remercie pour le bon déroulement de toutes les transactions et je pense qu’une nouvelle commande vous parviendra assez vite.
Merci et à bientôt
Xavier Collart
CZECH REPUBLIC : WOOD FOR WOODWIND
FINDA PICCOLO
Řepová 12/50, 196 00 Praha 9 – Čakovice,
Czech Republic
Attn: Stanislav Finda,

Tel/fax: +420-283932468, +420-2333408876
FRANCE: BOIS POUR INSTRUMENTS A VENT
----- Original Message ------
From: Flutes baroques et flutes andines - Pierre Etchegoyen
To PM@prosono.co.za;
Subject: From Pierre Etchegoyen
Bonjour,
j'ai réceptionné ma commande d'ébène du Mozambique vendredi dernier.
La qualité est très belle, et homogène. Merci.
Très cordialement,


Pierre Etchegoyen
flûtes baroques et flûtes andines
4, Lauvinerie
F19270 Sainte Féréole
Tél. +33 5 55 85 74 13
www.flutesbaroques.com


From: thierry.denni
To: Philippe Monbaron
Subject: Re: CONFIRMATION D'EXPEDITION

Bonjour Monsieur Monbaron
Les deux colis sont arrivés vendredi. Les carrelets de grenadilles et de mopane sont de toute beauté, et d'une une qualité très homogène, ce qui est très rare; ce sera un vrai plaisir d'en sortir des flûtes.
Je garde précieusement vos coordonnées pour de futures commandes. Cordialement votre Thierry Denni


From: pierreblanchet.pib
To: Philippe Monbaron
Subject: Réception de votre colis

Bonjour M. MONBARON,
Je vous informe par la présente que j'ai bien réceptionné votre envoi. Tout est conforme à ma commande, le bois est comme toujours : magnifique !
Je vous félicite pour le professionnalisme de votre entreprise.
Au plaisir de communiquer avec vous pour une prochaine commande. Cordialement.
Pierre BLANCHET
FRANCE : BOIS POUR INSTRUMENTS A CORDES
M. Gérard CHATELIER
2 rue ARSON
06300 NICE
France / EUROPE
Tel Int +33(0) 4 93 89 67 74
Int +33(0) 6 07 18 49 54
www.chatelierfreres.com
FRANCE : BOIS DE TOURNAGE
From: PICOD Christophe
To: Philippe Monbaron
Subject: CONFIRMATION D'ENVOI

Bonjour Monsieur Monbaron,
Colis bien reçu ce jour à mon domicile en parfait état.
Ce bois est absolument magnifique, et c'est bien d'en avoir pris un bon nombre.
En effet la teinte un peu variable et cela laisse un joli choix pour bricoler ! Je peux ainsi panacher pour mes amis
Il y a un morceau "ondé", quelle merveille !!!!
Parfait pour tout, un achat que je ne regrette vraiment pas du tout !!!!
Je vous recommanderai ++++
Bien cordialement
PS : vous pouvez publier mon avis !
Je suis tourneur amateur et auteur du Livre "les tourneurs sur bois" prix du livre comtois en 1991 et un de mes amis, Marc Menouillard est meilleur ouvrier de France
Bien cordialement--
Christophe PICOD
3 Route de Messia
F- 39270 SARROGNA
tél : 03 84 35 72 92
Web site: http://cpicod.pagesperso-orange.fr/
GERMANY: HOLZ FUER HOLZBLASINSTRUMENTEN
From: dietz-klarinetten
To: Philippe Monbaron
Subject: VERSAND

Sehr geehrter Herr Monbaron,
die Kiste ist gestern geliefert worden.
Das Grenadil Holz scheint schön zu sein. Das Mopane Holz ist besonders schön.
Ich werde am Montag das restliche Geld überweisen.
Mit freundlichen Grüßen
Wolfgang Dietz
GERMANY: HOLZ FUER SAITENINSTRUMENTEN
-----Original Message-----
From: "Jens Schönitz"
To: Philippe Monbaron
Subject: VERSANDSBESTATIGUNG

Lieber Herr Philippe Monbaron,
Mein Holz ist gut bei mir angekommen.
Ich freue mich über die tolle Qualität, es ist alles so wie Sie versprochen haben.
Vielen, vielen Dank.
Ich verbleibe mit freundlichen, bis zum nächsten Mal,
Jens Schönitz
GERMANY: HOLZ FUER DEN SCHREINER
From: dgkla@web.de
To: Philippe Monbaron
Subject: VERSAND

Sehr geehrter Herr Monbaron!
Das Paket ist inzwischen wohlbehalten in meiner Werkstatt angekommen.
Ich möchte mich für die reibungslose und einwandfreie Abwicklung bedanken, ebenso wie für die gute Qualität des Holzes.
Gerne empfehle ich Sie und ihre Firma weiter und werde Ihnen vermutlich Mitte/Ende
August Fotos des fertigen Möbels zukommen lassen.
Mit freundlichen
Grüssen Klamer
HUNGARY: WOOD FOR WOODWIND
From: Barcza János
To: Philippe Monbaron
Subject: CONFIRMATION
Dear Philippe,
It was less than 14 day, yesterday we got the parcel, Thank you! Both of them are excellent, strong, clear wood. We are agog with excitement the sound of Mopane.
We report the progress and finally the sound of tarogato made of Mopane as soon as it will be ready.
Thank you again
Barcza Janos
REPUBLIC OF IRELAND (EIRE): WOOD FOR WOODWIND
From: glenn watson
To: Philippe Monbaron
Subject: CONFIRMATION OF DISPATCH
Hi Philippe
The wood I ordered arrived safely. The quality is excellent as usual, Thanks.
All the best
Glenn Watson
ITALY: WOOD FOR STRINGED INSTRUMENTS
From: Iacopo Nesi
To: Philippe Monbaron
Subject: Re: African Blackwood Jumbo set
Importance: High

Dear Mr Monbaron,
Fortunately, the sets have arrived safely in their excellent packaging.
The quality of the wood is superb for the price and I plan to use them as soon as feasibly possible, but not for at least a year, due to my current building schedule. Please, keep me posted about new batches of blackwood and your other timbers for acoustic sets.
Many thanks for your great service.

Best regards,
Iacopo Nesi
LUXEMBURG: TURNERS’ WOOD
From: Chris Garland
To: Philippe Monbaron
Subject: CONFIMATION OF DISPATCH

Dear Mr Monbaron,
I have just picked up the package from Kommetjie post office. The wood is in perfect condition, beautiful, and was extremely well packaged. I am very happy with it, and look forward to doing business with you again.

Many thanks,
Christopher Garland.
NETHERLAND: WOOD FOR STRINGED INSTRUMENTS:
From:Norus Padidar
To: PM@prosono.co.za
Subject: ABW GUITAR BACK AND SIDES

Dear Philippe
The 1st built is ready. I have to admit… this instrument sounds beyond all expectations.
I want to thank you for your efforts and these great blanks of wood.
The amazing part, I fortunately purchased a 2nd set from you, so next to this amazing Nylon model there’s more to come, a steel string version :-)
Can’t wait to proceed with the 2nd set… for a Steel string :-)

Thanks!
Kind Regards
Norus Padidar
PORTUGAL: TURNERS’ WOOD:
From: Pedro Jorge
To: 'Philippe Monbaron'
Subject: PARTS AVAIALBLE FROM STOCK

Dear Philippe,
I received through my friend the turning blanks. Let me tell you that the quality is outstanding!
I look forward to do additional business with your company.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Best regards,
Pedro Jorge
RUMANIA: WOOD FOR STRINGED INSTRUMENTS:
Preda Pan Grup
Str. Taiga Nr. 14 Sector 5,
Bucharest,
Romania
Tel +40 722 88 6162
www.preda-panflute.ro
RUSSIA: WOOD FOR WOODWIND
From: Evgeny Kultygin
To: Philippe Monbaron
Subject: FRANKFURT MUSIC FAIR

Dear Philippe,
I'm sorry. I was very happy, that I receive my order in time that I forgot about everything.
When receiving - no problems!
Quality of the wood is the excellent! I am happy!
I am your regular customer.
Unfortunately I won't be in Frankfurt. My main job at the Mariinsky theater doesn't release me.

Thank you.
Best wishes,
Evgeny Kultygin.
SLOVAK REPUBLIC: WOOD FOR STRINGED INSTRUMENTS:
-----Original Message-----
From: Herda Guitars
To: Philippe Monbaron
Subject: African Blackwood

Dear Philippe,
Sorry for the late reply!
I wanted let you know, tap tone of African Blackwood you send to us is so great.
I am very happy! I have never heard wood like this before :) Looking forward building a guitar from it!
Monika Herda Belicová

konateľ
Herda Instruments, s.r.o.
Tatranská 107
97411 Banská Bystrica
SLOVENIA: WOOD FOR MUSICAL APPLICATION
KuzmaLtd
Hotemaze 17A, SI-4205 PREDDVOR
SLOVENIA / EUROPE

Attn: Frank Kuzma
Int.: +386. 4 25 35 450
SPAIN: MADERA PARA INSTRUMENTOS DE VIENTO
----- Original Message -----
From: RUEDA ALZUGARAY, DIEGOAlbert Monbaron
To: Philippe Monbaron
Subject: Solicitud de oferta

Buenos días Philippe:
Hemos terminado ya las 20 gaitas. Han salido perfectas. Esta tarde os envío unas fotos para que veáis como quedan con las abrazaderas metálicas.
Toda la gente de nuestra asociación las han probado y todo el mundo nos ha dicho lo mismo: el timbre y sonido de la madera es mucho más dulce que el granadillo. Hemos cambiado la afinación y el interior respecto a nuestros anteriores modelos y ha salido un instrumento que, bajo mi punto de vista, es casi perfecto a nivel de afinación, timbre, dulzura y empaste con otros gaiteros.
Las notas graves salen muy llenas, redondas y bonitas. Las agudas son mucho más seguras y menos estridentes que el boj o el granadillo. La madera aguanta muy bien la afinación incluso cuando se lleva un rato tocando. El volumen es perfecto.
Por supuesto, la belleza de la madera, en donde las vetas se aprecian perfectamente con unos acabados perfectos, hacen que sean infinitamente más bonitas que las hechas con granadillo. La madera es muy agradecida a la hora de trabajarla.

Tenemos en estos momentos mucha gente interesada en adquirirnos nuevos instrumentos. Incluso mi amigo luthier, que ha probado hacer su modelo de gaita con esta madera, está encantado, tanto por su belleza, su nivel de acabado y timbre de las notas.
Tengo otro amigo también interesado en adquirir esta madera. Es percusionista profesional. A parte de otros grupos, toca en la Orquesta Sinfónica de Euskadi (País Vasco).
Quiere probar esta madera en su marimba (una especie de xilófono) y quizás empezar a afinar y a hacer marimbas con esta madera (mopane)

Diego Rueda Alzugaray
31119 Imarcoain (Navarra)
Tlfno Directo: (+34) 948 16 72 16
Tlfno Centralita: (+34) 948 16 72 00
Fax: (+34) 948 16 72 48
Móvil: (+34) 679 15 44 37



-----Original Message -----
From: JOSÉ LAUREANO MUÑOZ QUINTÁS
To: Philippe Monbaron
Subject: maderas para la gaita gallega

Estimado Sr. Philippe
Efectivamente he recibido los juegos de madera para gaita gallega y la verdad es que la calidad de la misma es excepcional, muy diferente a lo que se encuentra por distribuidores de aquí.

En estos momentos estoy preparando un segundo pedido en e que incluiré madera para zanfonas y también para baquetas. En breve tendrán noticias mías.
Gracias por su preocupación y un salúdo muy cordial.

Gaitería Tremol S. Coop.
CIF: F-50988013
C/ Génova, 4 local
50007 ZARAGOZA
SPAIN – EUROPE
TLF 976.279.468
GAITERIA.TREMOL@ORANGE.ES

POR FIN HEMOS PODIDO TRABAJAR LA MADERA DE MOPANE QUE NOS ENVIO Y ACABAR UNA DULZAINA. EL RESULTADO HA SIDO MUY BUENO. EL MOPANE SE MECANIZA CON MUCHO MÁS FACILIDAD QUE EL GRANADILLO, EL ACABADO ES EXCELENTE Y FÁCIL. EL SONIDO MARAVILLA, LOS AGUDOS SON DULCES Y FACIL DE SACAR, LOS GRAVES BASTANTE RICOS. TODO EL REGISTRO QUEDA
BIEN COMPENSADO Y RESULTA HOMOGÉNEO. HEMOS TAMBIÉN CONSTRUIDO UN CLARIN DE GAITA ARAGONEZA CON SU MOPANE Y LOS RESULTADOS HAN SIDO LOS MISMOS. EXCELENTES. ASÍ PUES, LE QUEDARIAMOS MUY AGRADECIDOS SI NOS FACILITA OFERTA PARA LAS SIGUIENTES MEDIDAS EN MOPANE.
SPAIN: MADERA PARA INSTRUMENTOS DE CUERDAS
----- Original Message -----
From: Paco Rey
To: < Philippe Monbaron
Subject: Granadillo

> Estimado Philippe Monbaron:
> Siento mucho haber tardado tanto en avisarle de la llegada del juego de
> granadillo.
> El juego llegó hace dos o tres semanas en perfectas condiciones y ayer lo
> vi por primera vez.
> Espero poder hacer otra adquisición en un futuro no muy lejano.
> Un abrazo.
> Paco Rey
SWITZERLAND: BOIS POUR INSTRUMENTS A VENT:
From: Yves Gremaud
To: Philipe monbaron
Subject: CONFIRMATION D'ENVOI

Bonjour Monsieur Monbaron,
Je vous avais déjà passé une commande en fin 2011.
Le bois que vous m'avez envoyé est magnifique, je ne l'ai pour le moment qu'ébauché et promet de donner de superbes instruments.
Merci encore.
Pourriez-vous me faire une offre pour les carrelets suivants:
J'ai regardé dans les dimensions standards proposées sur votre site internet, et le format 40x40x410 pour clarinettes basses me conviendrait. Je suis également ouvert à d'autres longueurs et sections (pas plus petites) que vous auriez à disposition. Je vous communique mon choix pour le moment:
Ebene du mozambique: 36x carrelets 40x40x410mm
Mopane: 12x carrelets 40x40x410mm
Merci et meilleures salutations
Yves Gremaud, Rue de la Neuveville 22, 1700 Fribourg, 0041 79 566 92 50


From: Philippe Mottet-Rio [mailto:mottet-rio@bluewin.ch]
To: Philippe Monbaron
Subject: EXPEDITION

Bonjour, Les deux premiers paquets sont bien arrivés ce matin. Le bois est magnifique, je ne l'emploierai que dans quelques années et il sera d'ici là parfaitement sec.
Avec mes remerciements et mes meilleures salutations
Philippe Mottet-Rio
SWITZERLAN: HOLZ FUER SAITENINSTRUMENTEN
From: Christoph Borter
To: Philippe Monbaron
Subject: GRENADIL & MOPANE BODEN UND ZARGEN

Lieber Herr Monbaron,
das Paket ist samt Inhalt in bestem Zustand bei mir eingetroffen. Ich bin sehr zufrieden mit dem Holz.
Ich bedanke mich herzlich für die reibungslose Abwicklung und werde gerne wieder bei Ihnen bestellen.
Mit freundlichen Grüssen,
Christoph Borter
SWITZERLAN: HOLZ ZUM DRECHSELN:
From: roland.waefler
To: PM@prosono.co.za
Subject: PAKET ERHALTEN

Guten Tag Hr. Monbaron
Ich bin nun wieder aus Südafrika zurück. Es hat alles bestens geklappt, das Packet war in Graaf-Reinet bereit und ich konnte es auch Problemlos in meinem Gepäck verstauen und in die Schweiz bringen.
Das Holz ist alles wie bestellt, ausschliesslich von guter Qualität und war bestens verpackt.

Vielen Dank nochmals.
Mit besten Grüssen
Roland Wäfler
TURKEY: WOOD FOR WOODWIND
AKINERI NEFESLI SAZLAR LABORATUARI
İşçiler cad: No. 147 Key plaza B.C.D
35230 ALSANCAK --- İZMİR
TURKEY
Tel Int +90 530 320 25
UK : WOOD FOR WOODWIND:
-----Original Message-----
From: Jeremy Walsworth
To: Philippe Monbaron
Subject:CFRJTIL66259
Dear Philippe
The wood has arrived safely, and appears very good quality.
Best regards
Jeremy
UK : WOOD FOR HBPs:
-----Original Message-----
From: John Walker
To: Philippe Monbaron
Subject: Mopane

Philippe,
I have made 3 sets mopane bagpipes and I agree it does produce a very mellow sound.
When turning I notice that very few or no flaws are produced, the wood remains very stable.
I would say that the stability is actually better than the ABW.
If you have any tips etc. for me regarding seasoning, storing of the timber it would be very much appreciated.
Could you send any information to my company e-mail tunedinpipes@aol.com

Best Regards
John Walker.
UK : WOOD FOR HBPs:
From: jn1828462@aol.com
To: pm@prosono.co.za
Subject: CONFIRMATION OF DISPATCH

Dear Philippe,
Just letting you know my box of African Blackwood has arrived safe and well.
I have to say that this African Blackwood is definitely the best quality African Blackwood i have ever purchased anywhere.
I have tried many suppliers for quality of African Blackwood for making Scottish Small pipes.Unfortunately the grade of this wood i have received from these suppliers was rubbish!
So you can understand how excited I was when my box of wood arrived, and was opened.
I will now be a regular customer of yours with this service being offered. Thank you once again

James Nelson
UK: WOOD FOR ACOUSTIC GUITARS
From: roger bucknall
To: Philippe Monbaron
Subject: Pink ivory Jumbo sets

Hello Philippe,
Timber arrived safely, thank you
Its very nice
Regards
Roger


From: Roger Bucknall [mailto:rogerbucknall@fyldeguitars.com]
To: Philippe Monbaron
Subject: CONFIRMATION OF RECEIPT AFRICAN BLACKWOOD JUMBO SETS

Hello Philippe
Yes, the sets arrived safely thank you, very nice timber
Regards
Roger


From: steve@avalonguitars.com [mailto:steve@avalonguitars.com]
To: Philippe Monbaron
Subject: RE: CONFIRMATION OF DISPATCH

Hi Phillippe,
We received your shipment this morning and have spent some time just marvelling at the timbers! We are delighted with both the ABW and the tambotie - really exceptional beauty.
We look forward to building guitars with these timbers and will send you pictures of the finished product when we do so.
We took moisture readings of everything on arrival - the packages sat in the parcel depot over the weekend, so these readings are straight out of the box. The ABW was between 4% - 5%, perfectly dry. The tambotie was around 8%.
We must compliment you on the packaging also - we've never seen tone wood packaged so well; thank you!
I believe we will be coming back for more in the not too distant future. Thanks & kind regards,
Steve


-----Original Message-----
From: Ricky Claffey [mailto:ricky@claffeyguitars.com]
To: pm@prosono.co.za
Subject: African Blackwood arrived

Hi Philippe,
Apologies for the late reply. The African Blackwood arrived safe and sound. it was parcelled up brilliantly, thank you. The African Blackwood, Mopane and the Pink Ivory are absolutely stunning, I can't wait to get building with it. I'll Be in touch again soon.
Thanks again.
Ricky Claffey
Luthier


-----Original Message-----
From: rob aylward [mailto:rob.aylward@virgin.net]
To: Philippe Monbaron
Subject: APOLOGIES - 3 JUMBO SETS STILL AVAILABLE

Thanks Philippe,
Thank you for the reply. I would like to order two additional sets of the master grade Jumbo African Blackwood. So if you could put them aside I would be most grateful. It may take until next week to transfer the money as I am waiting for payment from a couple of customers. If you send the pro forma invoice I will start to organise things with the bank.
All the best!
Rob Aylward.
P.S. when I measured the moisture content of the timber you sent I was very impressed. Although I did not have the conversion for the reading (my meter is calibrated for Spruce), it seemed very dry. To you always dry it so well?

Références africaines

EGYPT: WOOD FOR STRINGED INSTRUMENTS
-----Original Message-----
From: Ayman Nassar User
To: Philippe Monbaron
Subject: SEASONONG RECOMMENDATIONS
Importance: High

Dear Philippe,
Thank you very much for this information. I have since opened the package and the wood is stunning and seems to be in excellent condition!
I would like to get a regular supply from you, hopefully from each batch you process. So please let me know when the next batch comes available.
Best regards - Ayman Nassar
NAMIBIA: WOOD FOR STRINGED INSTRUMENTS
Mr. Anton Nel
PO.Box 31280
Pionierspark
Windhoek, Namibia

SOUTH AFRICA: WOOD FOR STRINGED INSTRUMENTS
From: Marc Maingard]
To: Philippe Monbaron
Subject: Red ivory
Importance: High

Every Pink Ivory guitar we've ever sold had a rare and special voice. There is a sweetness inherent to this tone wood that is all it's one. I love the touches on this guitar as well, Marc Maingard's custom wave rosette and Seagull inlay nod to it's birthplace of Cape Town, South Africa." - Paul Heumiller

"This is a perfect finger style guitar. I love the 12 fret neck and the Pink Ivory sounds amazing." - Al Pette


-----Original Message-----
From: Petrus Gous
To: rodneys
Cc: Phillippe Monbarron
Subject: mopane guitar

HI Philippe
Abri was here on Sunday and played the mopani guitar, was highly impressed!
My impression of the sound is that it is much warmer, richer and rounder than other steelstring guitars (which often can sound quite tinny or metallic), with an exceptional balance between the treble and the bass strings (this feauture really stands out!).
The sustain is also crisp and prolonged. The sound projects beautifully, and the volume is solid and perfect.
The mopane not only sounds great, but also looks stunning! Thanks once again for a wonderful and unique instrument, I have been playing it a lot the last few days and it is still improving!!
Many thanks!
Petrus
SOUTH AFRICA: WOOD FOR TURNERS
From: Braam Pretorius
To: Philippe Monbaron
Subject: Re: PARCEL DISPATCH

Morning Philippe
Thanks very much the parcel arrived safely and the wood is stunning. Do you replenish your stock as per the list and would you be able to let me know when?
Regards
Braa
SOUTH AFRICA: WOOD FOR HBPs
Chris and Alison Terry
21 Bedford Street
Grahamstown
6139
South Africa
+27 (0)46 622 4154
082 824 3117 (Alison)
079 396 6339 (Chris)

From: Shaun Bisset
To: 'Philippe Monbaron'
Subject: CONFIRMATION OF RECEIPT

Hi Philipe
Thank you I received the parcel and the wood looks really good, can’t wait to start the pipes.
Regards
Shaun Bisset

Références américaines

Argentina: madera para instrumentos de viento:
Dante Augusto Ottaviano
Los Hornillos 1548
Bº Jardin Espinosa
Córdoba – Argentina
Tel. 54 351 4649308.
www.danteottaviano.com.ar
Hernandez Flute
Güifra 1431 Avellaneda-
Buenos Aires-
ARGENTINA (1870)
SOUTH AMERICA

Tel. 011-43686396
www.hernandezflute.com
Brazil: madera para instrumentos de viento:
From: Devon - Devon
To: Philippe Monbaron
Subject: agradecimento

Bom dia Philippe ,
quero agradecer pelas madeiras enviadas chegaram todas, e são muito boas
em breve iremos fazer outros pedidos para você.
Preciso de uma informação, qual a forma mais fácil de escurecer as campanas ??
Obrigado
Devon & Burgani
Devon & Burgani Instrumentos Musicais.
Brazil: wood for stringed instruments
From: dirceu schmidt
To: pm@prosono.co.za
Subject: information about wood

Dear Phillipe.
I am already your client from Brasil. Have bougth ABW classic guitar set. Now my luthier has asked one question:
1 - Is possible sell the two sides pieces from one African Black Wood guitar AAA set? He do not want the backs, just the sides. He has the wood for the back.
If case of positive answer, what is the price?
Best Regards.
Dirceu J Schmidt
Canada: wood for woodwind:
From: Morrie Backun
To: Cheryl Korzeniewski
Subject: Prosono reference

Hello,
We have found Prosono to be an excellent supplier. The quality of the wood has been very fine and the packaging, shipment and communication first rate. I would not hesitate to deal with them.

Feel free to call me (Number below) if you wish to discuss the matter further.
Regards,
Morrie
Canada: wood for woodwind:
From: Yolanta Christie
To: Philippe Monbaron
Subject: transfer info

Dear Philippe,
We feel so fortunate to have a conversation with our wood supplier, knowing that you understand what we need, and you choose the best wood for our purposes. You are now our sole supplier for the three main woods we use. We know we could not have found a better partnership; it is so helpful to be able to talk with you, know that you really listen and supply us with what we need, as well as helping us to understand your processes, and teaching us to request what works best.

Thank you for the wood, but even more for your consideration and excellent customer care. We will send you photo-files of the flutes which are made entirely of your wood, when we get them from our photographer, usually a few months behind. We are presently working on a batch of keyed flutes which will be done by July.
We appreciate what Prosono does for Windward Flutes.
Thank you,
Yola and Forbes Christie
Windward Flutes Ltd
11 Charlotte Lane
Shelburne, Nova Scotia
BOT 1W0 CANADA
www.windwardflutes.com
Canada: wood for HBPs:
From: John Walsh Bagpipes
To: Philippe Monbaron
Subject: Merry Christmas

Hi Philippe
Just a short note to let you know the wood arrived safe and sound on Monday.
From what I can see the quality is excellent and the way it was crated up for shipping was great.
It is always difficult to spend so much money and not have anything to show for it for such a long time, so thank you for your patience with me. I am certain I will be back looking for more wood hopefully in the not too distant future.
Kindest regards
John
Chile: wood for woodwind:
De: Luis Rossi
Para: 'Philippe Monbaron'
Asunto: good news from Chile

Dear Mr. Monbaron,
At last I am very glad to give you the good news.
The wood is already in my workshop and it is beautiful wood.
Thank for your kindness and your patience too.
I hope and wish that 2012 will bring good business, good health and peace.
Kindest regards,
Luis Rossi
Ecuador: madera para instrumentos de cuerdas:
Estimado Philippe:

Ruego me disculpen por no haber contestado inmediatamente luego de haber recibido el paquete postal, debo manifestar que es el mejor juego de madera que he visto y según mi suegro que es un Luthier de prestigio en Ecuador, la calidad y el corte es increíble, creo Yo que cualquier Luthier que cuente con su respaldo, en cualquier parte del mundo se lograrán instrumentos de la más alta calidad musical sin pedir favor a los mas grandes constructores en el mundo. El paquete llegó sin ninguna novedad.
Gracias por todo. Les informo que mi nueva dirección de correo electrónico es la siguiente:


Estaremos en contacto, muchos saludos.
Atentamente,
Arturo Játiva Salgado
Paraguay: madera para instrumentos de cuerdas
Gustavo Arias Gorman,
Cptan. Nudelmann 335,
Asuncion,
PARAGUAY
SOUTH AMERICA
Phone: 595-21-660019
Peru: madera para instrumentos de cuerdas
From: "Victor Garcia Izquierdo"
To: "contact@prosono.ch"
Subject: CONFIRMACION DE ENVIO

Estimado Philippe:
Quisiera en primer lugar agradecerte por toda la atención prestada respecto de mi compra, todo lo que he pedido me ha llegado (Perú-Cajamarca), en realidad esta madera (granadillo) es la primera vez que la tengo y realmente me parece excelente, Color, textura, estructura, sonido, etc. Ya cuando termine una guitarra te comentare como quedó y te enviare unas fotos. En los próximos días me comunicaré contigo para hacer unas compras adicionales, gracias por todo nuevamente.

Saludos cordiales
Raúl
USA: wood for woodwind
-----Original Message-----
From: Tim Burnett
To: Prosono
Subject: Thank you!

Dear Philippe,
Please accept my apologies for not responding sooner. The press of business here and my having been out sick for several days (only the flu) has set things back this month, so I'm sorry to say I've had hardly a moment to write you.

We have turned about 150 pieces round so far, and I must say I have not seen wood of this quality in years. So far, we are getting a reject rate of only 10-15%, which, for our purposes, is as good as it has ever been. And I do have information on the reject rate of wood used here at Powell going back to 1956. Like most makers, we "triage" the wood: 1) outright rejects; 2) tolerable quality pieces or pieces that need to be cut shorter than intended to make other parts; and 3) first quality pieces. From what I see of the non-reject pieces, we are getting more than half in the "first quality" category. That makes a rate of nearly 50% for very first quality pieces, and the remainder quite good quality as well. These will mostly not be used for piccolo bodies because of knots, small inclusions, too abrupt a change in the direction of the grain, etc. But the overall character of the wood is quite good, and almost every piece that I can't make into a piccolo body can be made into a head joint.

Recently, from other suppliers, we've had reject rates of over 40%, with almost no pieces in the first quality category. Having had results like this, we would certainly have no hesitancy to recommend you to other makers, and I would also be very happy to supply references for you to other makers. Best wishes,
Tim Burnett
Manufacturing and Product Manager
Wooden Instruments
VERNE Q. POWELL FLUTES INC.
Maynard Massachussets – USA
USA: wood for woodwind
To: pm@prosono.co.za
Cc: sales@peelerfifes.com
Subject: Best African Blackwood

Good Afternoon Philippe
This past weekend I bored the blanks form the initial shipment and did the initial turning down to 21.50 mm diameter in order to see what I had for quality. What I received from Prosono was the best wood I ever saw. All the pieces were indeed musical quality. I have never had a 100% yield before. You made me a very happy fife maker.
Do you have any more of the air dried African Blackwood (Dalbergia melanoxylon) in stock and if so what would be the current price? As you may recall my dimensions were about 460 x 27 27 +/- a couple of mm. I cold probably go as low as 25 x 25 mm square.

Thanks again
Your newest fan in the US
Ron Peeler
Peeler Fifes
USA: wood for woodwind
To: Monbaron Philippe
Cc: Vendla Weber
Subject: ABW & Mopane Wood Arrived Safely to Weber Reeds,

Dear Philippe,
The ABW looks truly excellent, indeed. I've turned one ABW oboe bell blank and find the wood wonderful, smooth and consistent throughout. No knots, checks or weak spots. The seasoning seems quite wonderful. I'll let the younger Mopane rest before turning it. The Mopane looks just as lovely, colorful and fine grained.
I'm very happy to have this wood from you. Your service has been wonderful. The wood is cut exactly to measurement the shipping crate seemed to be made to order, as the 60 pieces fit perfectly. The bubble wrap sealed the wood inside the crate, and it did not seem to have been breached by customs.
Thank you again, and I'll be recommending Prosono International to anyone interested in quality wood for woodwind musical instruments.
Sincerely,
David Weber
---------------------------
David & Vendla Weber
Weber Reeds, Inc.
www.webreeds.com
877 932-7332 toll free
480 726-6800 Local Phone


-----Original Message-----
From: TRAVIS TODD
Subject: hillmann

Dear Philippe,
I just wanted to write a quick note to tell you how happy Patrick and I are upon receipt of our first order of blackwood yesterday.
You can anticipate a large order from us within about six months. I have not put any timber on the lathe yet, but It looks like the best wood I have ever had.
Thanks again, and I will be in touch with you soon, Mark Hillmann
USA: wood for acoustic guitars
To: Prosono
Subject: wood arrived

Phillippe,
The wood arrived in good order and I was pleased with what you sent. I'm interested in purchasing roughly 10 set of AAA 2 piece sets. When you get the chance please contact me when you have some sets available.
Steve
PS: I sent another builder your way, a gentleman by the name of Darren Hippner. He's a well respected classical guitar maker on the Westcoast of the States.


From: John Mayes Jr
To: Philippe Monbaron
Subject: PINK IVORY JUMBO SET
Importance: High

Philippe,
Indeed I did receive the set. It is beautiful and your packaging is top notch. I appreciate your service and look forward to doing more business with you again in the future.
John Mayes - Luthier
Mayes Guitars
www.mayesguitars.com

Dear Philippe;
I received the wood yesterday evening. I am delighted. The Blackwood is the most flawless set I've seen. Blackwood can be obtained in North America, but in wide material, there is generally sapwood. This looks nice, but is less predictable.
The Mopani is rather unique to me; I had no idea that anything this size existed. I've seen it as marquetry, and will design an instrument around it. As far as I am aware, nobody up north here lists it other than small veneer. Most suppliers have never even heard of it. Might I try and establish some connections for you? Shipping to North America is rather expensive, but I am not the only serious maker over here. Thank you!
Sincerely,
A.B. (Andy) Adams, Jr. Luthier

Références asiatiques et australiennes

AUSTRALIA: wood for woodwind:
From: Terry McGee
To: Prosono
Subject: AFRICAN TIMBERS FOR FLUTE MAKING

Philippe
Timber safely in hand at last, all unpacked, sorted and stored in one frenzied afternoon. Tired but happy! Excellent stuff, precisely cut and well packed - thank you very much!

We are in a wonderful business - making beautiful instruments which make people happy, and on which people will make beautiful music, which will make more people happy. We sit astride a pyramid of happy people. Thank your people on my behalf!
Terry
Terry McGee
http://www.mcgee-flutes.com
AUSTRALIA: wood for HBPs
From: Scott McLelland
To: Philippe Monbaron
Subject: Blackwood received

Hi Philippe,
Just a short note to let you know that I received my Blackwood today and I can't say enough about how happy I am with it, it is absolutely perfect, and I look forward to working with it. I will highly recommend you to anyone I know who is looking for precious wood of any kind as I'm sure all of your products are of as great quality as my own was.

It is really good to find someone as professional as yourself, if everyone did business like you the world would run a lot more smoothly.
Once again thank you very much and I hope you have had a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year.
Kindest Regards,
Scott McLelland.


-----Original Message-----
From:
To: Philippe Monbaron
Subject: AFRICAN BLACKWOOD HIGHLAND BAGPIPE SET
Importance: High

Hello Philippe,
Sorry for the delay.
I would like to go for the 2 sets by air mail. I know it is not the most economical method, but I am in a bind and need them fairly quick if you can let me know total costs and your account details ill make the transfer asap. You might be interested to know that one of the Blackwood sets you sent last time is being played by one of Australia’s best pipers and he is wining solo piping awards left right and centre with them.
Cheers
Cory


From: Michael Phee
Sent: 09 October 2012 04:47 AM
To: PM@prosono.co.za
Subject: African Blackwood for Highland Bagpipes

Dear Sir
Can you please let me know prices for African Blackwood for Highland Bagpipes and also practice chanter sizes. I bought 10 sets from you about 4 years ago and I am very happy with the quality.

My new address is
90 Brennon Rd
Gorokan
NSW 2263
Australia
Phone Australia 0243 923666
Thank you and best regards
Michael Phee
AUSTRALIA – Wood for turners and artisans
Mr. Phil Turner
4 Warrawitur Court
Bonbeach
Victoria, 3196
AUSTRALIA
Tel: Int+ 61 468 433 321
HNT Gordon Planes
PO Box 92 , 50 Northcott Cres
Alstonville NSW 2477, Australia.
www.hntgordon.com
INDIA: Wood for stringed instruments:
From: Anil jafry
To: Philippe Monbaron
Subject: GUITAR BACK AND SIDES OF AFRICAN BLACKWOOD & RED IVORY

Dear sir,
Thanks for your detailed mail
,we are in to export of Guitar side and back of Rose wood , Indian koa, curly pyinma, sapele pomella, monkey pod, koko, Andaman padouk and now we are starting to export Ebony wood side and back.....we thought we can buy side and backs and export to our customers, but as we saw black wood side and backs are very costly...there for its not possible to import from you and again re-export...any how after seeing your mail and website we can say that...you are the best!

Good luck
Have a nice day
Best Regards
Anil Jafry
Exotic Parts Overseas Exports, India
WOOD FOR WOODWIND: ISRAEL
Mr. Roy Fernandez
Emek beracha 17/9
TEL AVIV 67456
ISRAEL
Tel +972544847301
HONG KONG: WOOD FOR JEWELLERY
J & P GEMS CO LTD
UNIT 2 , 4 FLOOR FU HANG INDUSTRIAL BUILDING,
1 HOK YUEN STREET EAST,
HUNGHOM , KOWLOON, HONG KONG
(Attn : Tony Wong )
Company phone number is:
(852) 2330-2360
JAPAN: Wood for woodwind
CHURAUTO KOBO JOSEF Co., Ltd.
358-1 Shikenbaru Tamagusuku Nanjo City, Okinawa 901-0613, Japan
tel/fax:+81-(0)98-948-2502

-----Original Message-----
From: 直也 山田
To: Philippe Monbaron
Subject: CONFIRMATION OF DISPATCH

Dear Mr. Philippe Monbaron
Thank you for your information of dispatch, and sorry for not reply! Yesterday, I received my parcel safely.
I hope to contact you in near future again.
Best wishes.
Naoya Yamada
Woodwind repairs Anches
JAPAN: Wood for stringed instrument
From: Yamorin Hi
To: Philippe Monbaron
Subject: CONFIRMATION OF DISPATCH

Dear Philippe
I would like to inform you that my ordering stuff have arrived last Monday,faster than your estimation.
Actual stuff are more beautiful than I thought.
As far as I am planning, Pink Ivory, Adirondack spruce and AFB will contribute to create brilliant and warm sound, my desiring sound for steel strings guitar.
For romantic guitar, I am planning to combine Pink Ivory with moon spruce, AFB.
Anyhow, I am very happy to get one of the most precious woods in the world.
And thank you for your sincere service and the grace of the Earth and your people.
Sincerely yours,
Tatsuya HATORI