European Pear wood also known as Swiss Pear, Allisee, Ellesbeer etc. is one of the finest continental hardwoods. The finest quality Pear veneer comes from the sorbus tree, one of the only trees to have three heart color rings. Swiss Pear is a lumber that gets richer as it oxidizes. It is used for flutes and has also been used by luthiers for violin construction. The wood is usually steamed to even out the color to a uniform fawn or pink.
- Used for fine veneers
- Produced from the fruit pear and sorbus trees
- Used for musical instruments
- Fine texture