Instruments build by our customers

Gedson Bravim

São João del Rei, Brazil

Viola 407 mm. Poplar no fundo e laterais, Tampo e fundo inteiros.
Gedson Bravim

Vincenzo Santochirico

Questa chitarra mi ha dato molte soddisfazioni nella costruzione. Ha un suono fantastico, ma a breve verrà consegnata in mani sapienti
Vincenzo Santochirico
Santochirico Guitars

Juan Fernandez

Paris, France

Juan Fernandez
Guitar Maker

Copenhagen Guitars

Roberto D'Elia

Isidoros Papadamou


Ragnar Thorsteinsen

This OM model guitar is made with a carpathian spruce top from you, and sounds (in my humble opinion) very, very good. I appreciate the high level of service from your company, and the high quality of the woods delivered. Keep up the good work. Best wishes, Ragnar
Ragnar Thorsteinsen
Guitar maker

Stuart Day


Carpathian Tonewoods was easy to deal with. Responsive to requests for photos and pricing and quick to ship once payment was made. The wood I received was spectacular. I had been looking for new sources of maple for my arch top guitars as north American maples seemed to be getting heavier and heavier. The Maple I got from Catalin was beautiful and had a great strength to weight ratio. Good specific gravity and was a joy to work. I will be buying from them again
Stuart Day
Custom Guitars & Guitar Repairs

Jarmo Vaintola

Lappeenranta, Finland

Maple back and sides are beautiful, I am very happy with it. It was easy to choose my favorit pieces of tops, backs and sides from your web pages. The service was good, well packaged and quick delivery.
Jarmo Vaintola

Alexandru Marian

Alexandru Marian

Carl Le Noir

Oudenaarde, Belgium

I was happy like a little kid in a candystore when I received my first order . It was well selected wood from an outstanding quality at a very reasonable price and a quick delivery as well . I appreciate it also that every item has a picture , so you know exactly what you will receive .Job well done !!
Carl Le Noir
Guitar maker

Suguru Nakashima

Fukuoka, Japan

When tonewoods arrived, I was surprised at the goodness of the sound quality. I could find my favorite tonewoods selecting from many photos. I will also buy from Carpathian Tonewood
Suguru Nakashima

Geronimo Mateos e Hijos

Thanks to CarpatianToneWood, Catalin ,his owner, is always really handy when we want to choose and buy the best woods for our instruments , very hight quality of spruce and maple and the sound of his timber is just fabulous, best prices from the best source! Don’t hesitate to buy, never disappointed! Luthier Federico Mateos
Geronimo Mateos
Constructores de Guitarras Artesanales

Gilles Rolland

Oncy Sur Ecole, France

Catalin does his best to find and grade good spruce. No run out and very stiff!
Gilles Rolland
Luthier amateur (pour le moment)

Samuel Zamfir de Souza

Samuel Zamfir de Souza

Klein Yu

Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

I like to use Catalin's tonewood. Specially the maple tonewood is so nice as well as its price. When I visited his place, I've found stored tonewoods that naturally seasoning. The seasoning method is very important for the sound of instrument. I am satisfied with the business with Catalin
Klein Yu

Christophe Mineau


Christophe Mineau

Christopher Jacoby

Omaha, USA

This is a lovely low density back you cut in 2010-- .57, by my notebook.
Christopher Jacoby

Charles Croeser

Cape Town, South Africa

Muiz Guitars
Guitar Maker

Valentim Carlos Gomes

São Paulo,Brazil

Esse resultado da sua madeira em minhas mãos , excelente ! .
Valentim Carlos Gomes
Guitar maker

Bertrand Dubois

Malonne, Belgium

Made with woods from ... Carpathian Tonewoods ! Thanks Catalin !
Bertrand Dubois

91 thoughts on “Customers

  1. Good communication and quick delivery

  2. Catalin,
    Thank you! The violin and viola tops arrived today and all I could say while checking them is “Wow”. A feast for the eyes and I’m sure they will be a feast for the ears as well.
    The double bass built with your top and neck came out sounding wonderful.
    I wish I could have gotten a couple of cello tops and double bass as well but, next time.
    Take care and all the best.
    Vinny Colletti

  3. Thank you for the beautiful wood.

  4. I am glad I found you and hope we can do more business in the future.

  5. Excellent delivery time great wood

  6. Very pleased with the product and the delivery

  7. Well packed arrived quick and secure. Excellent wood every bit as good as advertised

  8. Excellent service and delivery.

  9. The website is very easy to use.

  10. perfect service !!!!!! , lot of extra wood thanks

  11. Easy to navigate website, excellent customer service.

  12. Comment: Wood arrived in great shape and only took about 7 days. Product was exactly as described and got here really fast considering how far away it was. Will definitely buy here again

  13. My parcels were delivered exactly on the date I had been notified and were very carefully wrapped for transit.

  14. Comment: What you see is what you get ! Very fast delivery ! Constantly updated website ! Excellent work !

  15. I am very happy with the quality and delivery.

  16. Very pleased with the quality of this board and service – professional, helpful and prompt

  17. Great customer service and fast shipping. Highly recommended! AAAAAA++++++

  18. férové jednanie , rýchla dodávka 4 dni !

  19. Very professional and fast delivery

  20. Excellent communication, delivery arrived in two days (from romania to czech republic), undamaged. I am very satisfied with this company.

  21. Im just so impressed how kindly and profesdional your service. The spruce top beatiful, the shipping fast, the packing sturdy and maan, i got a gift! Im really really happy, keep on guys. You are no1 for me!

  22. Madera recibida rapidamente, corresponde a lo que se presenta en la pagina web, ninguna sorpresa. Madera estupenda.

  23. Prompt services, fast shipping. And thanks for the gifts!

  24. Super.Good prices and fast delivery of goods.

  25. The resulting pattern of wood is so beautiful
    Are satisfied with the service
    I want to buy it again next time

  26. Very nice clean more than basic soundboard.This is really a very serious firm.I’m really looking forward to build an archtop-guitar with it.Thank you very much and stay healthy.

  27. Great service and prompt delivery.

  28. Thank you for the correct and fast delivery!

  29. Everything as planned. It was delivered really quick despite the current situation. Soundboards as expected.

  30. Excellent quality ! (even for the ” cheap ” A soundboard ) And Shipping is very fast !! Thanks !!

  31. Extremely fast shipping and excellent product. You have earned a long-term customer. Thank you!

  32. Easy to buy, great quality and ridiculously fast shipping! Bought this on Monday and recieved it on Wednesday. I am truly amazed. Can’t wait to get my lyre done and try it out

  33. Fast shipping +gift woods. many thanks

  34. Excellent service and delivery. Instant contact and able to provide detailed photos of all items and very helpful.

  35. Excellent, very helpfull

  36. Very happy with the offer and also with personalized service for special requests. Prices are realistic and the quality is very good, even in A grades. Highly recommended!

  37. The wood is absolutely beautiful. The service and assistance are great. Help with getting a good delivery price to New Zealand was really appreciated. This was my second shipment and both have been great experiences on all counts. Thank you very much.

  38. Great buying experience! This wood is excellent tone wood! Very beautiful! Quick shipping. Very satisfied by these products.

  39. Catalin is always available to communicate. He goes the extra mile to make sure the wood that he sells fits your criteria. Carpathian Tonewood’s spruce is exceptional and the service is professional and shipping to the US is fast and secure. I will not hesitate to buy more wood form them in the future. Their website is very comprehensive and makes choosing wood very easy. And Catalin is always available to answer any additional questions through the website chat room. Highly recommended.

    Thank you again Catalin for a very positive wood buying experience!

    Ernest Martel Violins

  40. Really fast, shipping, great website overall. Thank you.

  41. brilliant ,delivered on time great value for a master grade strutting ,very very pleased

  42. Very helpful person,he will look woods that best for your needs.very responsive to your questions and confusions.i will recommend this site.your a very kind person sir Catalin

  43. Very kind people you are, and great follow up!!

  44. I’m very satisfied with the quick respond , customer service and delivery time. It arrived 5 days before estimated delivery date. Very good. Wood was very good wrapped

  45. Nice wood! Fast delivery.

  46. Excellent service, information and delivery.

  47. Awesome. I’m so glad to have found Carpathian Tonewoods. Whole service couldn’t have been better

  48. Nice wood and quality correspond well to description. No problem with delivery.

  49. Easy to use website. Packaging and delivery very very good. Will use again.

  50. Very nice wood, the wood arrived just in a few days and it is better than I expected! the prices are also good. everything perfect.

  51. Wonderful service, fast and great wood to be used in a few years from now. … very good company!

  52. Easy and fast delivery. Wood was as expected.

  53. Efficient service and good quality wood. Many thanks!

  54. Fantastic wood and fast delivery.

  55. quick delivery and top quality as usual

  56. Fast delivery,Top website

  57. Only didn’t put a 5* rating due to expense of delivery which made the couple of items I purchased quite expensive.

    1. Due to the fragility of the tonewood we ship our parcel only with premium world wide couriers. They offer us full insurance in case of damage or lost. Anyway we try permanently to push down the shipping price.

  58. Great wood but a little bit expensive with the V. A. T

  59. The wood received in good order. It would be nice to have the wedges pre cut or an option to do so.

  60. Carpathian was great to work with.

  61. Excelent service, ultrafast delivery

  62. Transportation costs are rather high.
    Thanks for the gift.

    1. Thanks for the comment. We are hard working with ours shipping companies to push down the transportation costs.

  63. Website and product are fantastic. Shipping was a bit expensive, but I understand – shipping things across the world isn’t free.

  64. Straightforward, clear and efficient.

  65. Una atención exquisita. Un trato muy cercano.

  66. Thanks for the bracewood which arrived today, Catalin.
    Like your tops it is beautiful wood. Be back for more tops soon .

  67. The wood was delivered very fast for the distance, about 10 days to Mexico City. The customer attention, very good.

  68. Very good quality wood, and a fast delivery! Thanks again! 🙂

  69. This was the first time I have used Carpathian Tonewood. I have to say that I am very pleased with the quality of the wood and the super quick delivery time. I am certain that I will be a return customer. Thank you for the great service.

  70. É a primeira vez que compro tampo de abeto nesta empresa, e estou muito satisfeito com os produtos e com a acessibilidade, bom preço, boa qualidade, recomendo!

  71. He comprado por primera vez maderas a Carpathian, mi satisfacción es enorme. La seriedad de la empresa, el material de una calidad excepcional y el envío, por solo nombrar algunas cosas… Lo más importante ha sido el trato con la Sra. Catalin, por su atención y su profesionalidad.

  72. We are quite satisfied with the tonewood we purchased from Carpathian Tonewood. They are very responsive to questions, and their assistance was invaluable. The wood itself was exactly as described, but do not hesitate to place an order – this is an active store and the piece you want may be sold if you wait too long to decide. Fortunately they have a good inventory of materials so there is usually something suitable available. If you do not see what you desire, make sure you contact them with your requirements. Highly recommended by me and my fellow luthiers. We are already planning our next orders.

  73. I’ve just purchased material for double bass: spruce top, curly maple neck and poplar back and sides.
    The quality is really good, and Catalin has been most helpful.
    I ll sure work again with you.
    Thumbs up for carpathian tonewood

  74. I had a wonderful chance to visit Carpathian Tonewoods and select wood myself! Got five cello neck blanks, big enough for double bass neck grafts. Later I asked the owner, Mr Catalin Murgoci, if he could cut me wood for double bass bassbars and neckblocks. Everything was delivered fast, well packed, very good wood indeed. It was very nice to see where my wood comes from, the magnificent Transylvanian mountains. It was also good to learn how hard work it is to find the best logs, maybe only a few out of thousands are qualified. We luthiers can pick up great wood for a great price from Carpathian Tonewood by internet! But go and select the wood yourself, I can really recommend that!

  75. My first purchase and thank you for the service!

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