Since 2006 I settled on bamboo as the only medium I will only use for Licea Guitars. Categorized as grass it has never let me down, being resilient and so resonant. It holds up to various weather conditions and takes all types of finishes. Widely used in the cabinet industry, bamboo is my alternative in the luthiers world. The strands within bamboo run the length of the guitar giving it great stability and sustain. Strapped on, Licea guitars are well balanced and play like butta!