"Our mission is to produce guitar and bass mechanics exactly according to the needs of today's musicians. It's not about completely reinventing the wheel. We want to make the existing better in order to offer you a quality and, above all, a variety of variants that is unparalleled on the market and of course does not lose sight of the issue of sustainability."

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Is it okay to use exotic woods?

In principle, all our wood comes from India and without exception from certified cultivation. The woods are grown in plantations and monitored and approved by the Indian State Forest Service.

What many people don't know is that there are several hundred types of ebony and rosewood all over the world. Unfortunately, many of the world's ebony and rosewood species, especially African ones, have been considered endangered for many years.

Therefore, instead of using the endangered Indian rosewood (Dalbergia Latifolia), we use the non-endangered tamarind wood (Tamarindus indica), also known as Indian dates. The second type of wood that we use is East Indian ebony (Diospyros melanoxylon), which, unlike African ebony, is not considered to be endangered.

We also want to give something back to nature and therefore plant a tree in India for every Monkey Locks - Locking Tuners Set with wooden buttons sold.

ebony

East Indian ebony (Diospyros melanoxylon), also called Coromandel or Kendu/Tendu, is also not on the red list compared to many other ebony species.


East Indian ebony is a black, smooth and above all hard wood. As a result, it has an extremely elegant look and is therefore ideal as a button for guitar and bass mechanics.


By the way:

The leaves of this tree are also used as rolling paper for the Indian Beedi cigarettes.

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tamarind wood

Tamarind wood (Tamarindus indica), also known as Indian dates, is a wood with properties similar to Indian rosewood. But tamarind wood is not on the red list, which is why we chose this excellent wood.


Tamarind wood has a beautiful, open-pore brown surface, which goes very well with guitars with a wood look and also very well with rosewood-like fretboards. Due to its properties, it is very well suited as a material for mechanical buttons.


By the way:

Many of you know the sweet tamarind fruit of the tree primarily as a tamarind sauce from Asian cuisine.

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