The reputation of F.Lorée instruments is based on both tradition and advanced techniques. So, they are still handcrafted from carefully selected pieces of Grenadilla wood from Mozambique stored for more than five years. But today, the wood is dried in an air-conditioned environment leading to greater stability.
According to time-honored traditions, keys are made in solid nickel-silver then plated with a thick coat of silver or gold that it could bear the official French hallmark. Highly technical means of measure and control reduce tolerances in the fitting of the keys which can then react to the highest velocity and in silence for studio work and concert. Because it improves the reliability of the adjustments, the use of cork pads throughout the instrument contributes to an easy sound emission even after years of performances.
F.Lorée strives for perfection through the development of a permanent staff training program and encouraging an active participation of the technicians in quality control. The ultimate finishing is manual but the control of tuning uses the most advanced electronic equipment available. It is only after passing these final tests that the instrument deserves to be stamped with the name F.Lorée.