What type of wood is used to manufacture Bsendorfer pianos?
Spruce has the best tonal qualities of any wood and that is why 85% of wood used to produce a Bsendorfer is spruce. Bsendorfer is very particular about the quality of spruce used, especially for its soundboard. In order to ensure the correct growth rate, Bsendorfer only uses spruce that is grown at a minimum of 1000 meters above sea level from a special part in the central Alps. The summer season is very short, so the annual rings are very tight and close, making it the best spruce for quality musical sound. Bsendorfer selects timber which is harvested during winter (January) each year because that is when the sap is at its lowest in the tree.