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Dreadnought Sitka Spruce Soundboard

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Sitka spruce is a traditional choice for steel-string guitar soundboards. Bookmatched sets of two quartersawn halves, thickness-sanded to .125"-.130".

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Dreadnought Sitka Spruce Soundboard
Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
4661 Grade AAAA Yes
3 or more $63.68  

4662 Grade AAA Yes
3 or more $36.40  

4663 Grade AA Yes
3 or more $18.20  

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Each Dreadnought soundboard half is approximately 8-1/2" x 21", ready for joining.

Use our grading system to choose your soundboard...
Color: Higher soundboard grades have more consistent color (color affects the instrument's appearance only, not its tone).

Grain straightness: Higher soundboard grades have straighter, more uniform grain due to slower wood growth, with more grain lines per inch. Variations in grain straightness generally don't affect the wood's structural integrity. Closely spaced grain has been traditionally favored, but luthiers have found that wider grain can produce very good tone.

Quartersawn grain: The higher the grade, the more closely quartersawn the wood. Higher grade soundboards are usually stiffer, stronger and more resilient, and less likely to deform under string tension.

Grain run-out: Our soundboards are sawn from split billets to reduce the amount of grain "run-out," caused by a twist in the tree. By splitting the log, the twist is followed when sawing. Higher grade soundboards have less run-out, for more strength. However, properly braced lower grades can be excellent soundboards, especially for classical guitars. Englemann spruce trees grow at higher altitutes, and usually have some run-out due to their smaller diameters.

Origin and drying: Our soundboards (except Adirondack spruce) are from western North America, and have been kiln-dried and stored for up to a year.
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Dreadnought Sitka Spruce Soundboard
Dreadnought Sitka Spruce Soundboard
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5 6-14-2012
Great Deal!

Great sitka spruce wood.Very fast delivery.Thanks John.

shenandoah guitars  Culpeper, Virginia
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4 6-13-2012
AA spruce tops

I just received two of the AA spruce tops and they are beautiful. Excellent grain overall with just minor run-out here and there. Great value for the quality you are getting.

Chris C.  Lumberton, NJ Read my reviews (4)
5 4-02-2012

Got a set of the AA to replace the broken top of a friends guitar...have gotten AA from other sources and this wood was much better...can't beat it for the price!

Ed Warren  New Jersey Read my reviews (2)
4 3-16-2012
Muy buena

Pedí estas tapas de sitka spuce AA para probar y el resultado fue muy bueno, la relación calidad - precio se adapta perfectamente y se pueden fabricar excelentes instrumentos con este material.

juanjovoz  Caracas, Venezuela Read my reviews (4)
5 12-03-2011

great quality well finished sound board a great start for anyone building a guitar

jungle guitars  goa india Read my reviews (3)
5 11-30-2011
Cant beat the AAs for $20

You cannot get a better quality soundboard for under tewnty bucks. I get these for gift guitars to nieces and nephews and the tonal quality is excellent.

cknob  Media, PA Read my reviews (17)
5 10-12-2011

Excellent quality. Very tight grain,fast shipping , overall very pleased.

MPC  FORT WORTH Read my reviews (2)
5 10-11-2011
Best Price & Quality AA Grade Anywhere !!

I have not found a better, or cheaper supplier for sitka spruce in the USA. Now I do like a little colour in my tops and the figure in some of the pieces make this wood perfect! Don't let the low price fool you, this is great Sitka !!!

Zirho Guitars  USA Read my reviews (2)
4 10-07-2011
nice appearence

Ordered 3 soundboards, so I had some choices when building. Nice appearance, a lot of silking, decent tap tone. Only reason it got four stars, one of the soundboards had a length wise twist. Not the end of the world, but, definitely something you don't want to see!

fwells  ct
5 8-24-2011

the new guitar i've built confirms the excellence of your soundboards. thank you

gaetano costanzo  naples, Italy Read my reviews (9)
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