The Aidoni cocobolo barrel is the result of a long and meticulous process of experimentation. It is built with an inner plastic tube with a reverse taper and the tube is partially covered with a thin brass pipe. The result is a perfectly balanced barrel with exquisite intonation and a resonant and focused sound. The use of a plastic inner tube allows a precisely measured bore, keeping its dimensions constant. The Aidoni barrel reaches the right temperature and pitch faster than a traditional wood barrel. The lower ring of grenadilla keeps the sound more controlled when playing at loud dynamics.
The Aidoni cocobolo barrel has a rich sound and the material offers the player excellent feedback, allowing easier intonation. The warm sound makes it suitable both for chamber musicians and orchestra players.