Why do you use woods I never heard off?

December 11th, 2018

Back when Nikola Adamovic started building basses he discovered that the main reason most other builders use only traditional woods is simply because they never tried anything else and used only woods that have been used since the middle of last century. At Adamovic we spent years of experimenting to find the right woods for our necks with the perfect stiffness to weight ratio; the best woods for our bodies and the toughest woods for our fingerboards. This led us to the use of less familiar wood species, like Solomon padouk, zolernia and Guariuba. We discovered some of these woods have better mechanical or sound properties for certain purposes than the traditional woods. We still choose traditional woods like maple, ash and alder if we want to achieve a certain, usually more vintage, sound.