Angela Waltner: ‘Reproduction of classical instruments with modified wood’

Angela Waltner: ‘Reproduction of classical instruments with modified wood’

Our next report is about long experienced acoustic guitar builder Angela Waltner. She makes premium guitars from local and tropical wood. Lately she used thermally modified wood for a soundboard and a frame. “The wood is slightly brittle and therefore easy to sand. The bending process of the frame made no trouble, so there was no disadvantage in the building process.” says Waltner. With greater resonance the wood sounds like wood from a long played instrument. That’s why Waltner believes the processed wood can be used for the reproduction of old instruments. The growing and shrinking properties are getting improved through thermal modification, therefor Waltner also sees the use in instruments which need to face different climatic conditions.