I am under the influence that different woods have differnt effects on the sound of the instrument. I currently have a 1924 Sderci viola and I recently(5 months ago) had rosewood fittings put on, I personally liked the sound of the rosewood over the boxwood and ebony. The ebony fittings had a more brilliant piercing sound. The boxwood I really know what I didn't like about it all I know is that I didn't like it AT ALL.
The reason why I brought up the subject was I know there are differnt acoustic properties of woods.
Like Da Salo made a amazing 16 1/4 inch viola that but the back was made of willow. I have also heard of several luthiers(including Sderci) making violas and cellos with poplar, ash and oak. I was wondering if anybody could tell me or at least give me a understanding of the different tonal properties of different woods.
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