Engineered Wood What and Why?

Atlaswood was created for GOC Guitars by Blackwood Technology, with its founder Dr. Branko Hermescec who dedicated 40 years of wood science research, he then spent the last 22 years developing this superior wood product. His mission is purely focused on sustaining natural resources and avoid the use of endangered wood species to get to the point of no return, which we would like to believe that there is still hope. Atlaswood is made of plant fibers, mainly from northern European pine (pinus radiata) an FSC sustainable wood. The process is meant to replicate and substitute exotic woods such as ebony and rosewood. The creation of the material itself is very sophisticated, while natural additives have been used to seal the wood at a cellular level, with no plastics nor petroleum products. The process makes the wood 5% consistent moisture thru decades and will not change no matter how much the wood is exposed to sudden temperature changes or humidity, this also makes the wood resonant and have the "snappy" characteristics. Atlaswood is predictable, extremely stable, dimensionally consistent, predetermined density, stainable, and can be painted or finished with oil like most wood products.  

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