Micarta (Quartersawn Wenge Simulation)
An eco-friendly alternative material made from 100% natural ingredients without plastic or other petroleum derivatives. It has been developed for several decades with the sole purpose of creating the ultimate wood product meant for musical instruments replacing the usage of exotic and endangered species.
Its main ingredient, the European Pinus Radiata, is known to be one of the fastest-growing and easily harvested. With dozens of patented processes, the wood fibers change texture, density, and hardness, creating a superior wood product to its natural counterparts.
This engineered wood fiber is systematically made upon consistent hundreds of layers simulating a quartersawn wood for added strength while still being flexible. The grain of this material is dark brown and may have some natural pits like you would see in a raw wenge wood while being smooth and fast.
This has been the critical element that drives GOC Guitars in its mission to push eco-friendly guitars using green sustainable products. Micarta has different levels and grades depending on usage.