Shown is a large edge-glued panel of spruce wood, the soundboard of a grand piano. Despite the extreme variations in soils and weather experienced by centuries old individual trees, high graded spruce boards will exhibit the consistent color, density, strength, and resonance that Master Builders have insisted on for centuries. Traditionally, instrument grade trees have been harvested and handsplit with great care to obtain the best parts for instrument building.
When instrument builders arrived in the North America from Europe, they found that the species of spruce indigenous to their New World were slightly different from the “White” spruce that they had worked with back home. They first encountered “Red” spruce in the eastern regions of the North America and later Engelmann and Sitka spruce in the far west. Today Engelmann and Sitka spruce have become the species of choice for guitar builders around the world. To Top
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