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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Grade AAAA

Item # 4661
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3 or more $68.66

Grade AAA

Item # 4662
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3 or more $39.25

Grade AA

Item # 4663
In stock, ready to ship!


3 or more $19.63
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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".

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. Engelmann spruce trees grow at higher altitudes, 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.

Ratings & Reviews

Dreadnought Sitka Spruce Soundboard

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Wonderful sound !

By Hideo from Godo, GIF JPN
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, August 20, 2014

It was as good as sanding and finish.
I live in Japan.
Built the guitar for the first time.
I got 2 sets of wood and built the two same guitars.
This guitar was built little by little over one year and 11 months.
Very glad for two to be completed.

Tapa AA de Sitka

By MiguelSan from Ecuador
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, May 28, 2014

La madera se nota joven a·n, se tendrß que utilizar con tiempo, a·n con todo se escucha bien

Balanced sound

By Ron McQuarrie from NSW Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, August 02, 2013

For the money, this is great tonewood. Easy to work, no surprises when sanding and the sound turned out smooth and even across every string. I used AAA and will probably go for the AAAA next time.

Outstanding value!

By Roman from Russia. Voronezh
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Best sitka 4a c have ever worked with.

Great Soundboard

By Scott C from Atlanta GA
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Beautiful wood, tight grain, great sound, great price, lightning fast shipping. What more can I say?

has nice tap tone

By kdscmb from fl
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, May 03, 2013

five star for AA grade wood. grain on the out side edge of my pattern is a litte wide 12 to 13 grains per inch nice tight grain otherwise.this is a nice looking soundboard.next one will be AAA . thanks for the fast shipping

What a Deal

By Highline Guitars from Denver, Colorado
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, May 01, 2013

I don't know much about the grading systems used by Stewmac or anyone else, but these inexpensive boards are every bit as good as the expensive guitars I have seen. Tight grain, no flaws and very consistent color (bright white). World-class tap tone as well.

Consistently High Quality

By Adrian Stuckey from Gold Coast Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, January 27, 2013

Even the low grades are awesome

What a deal

By Larry Threet from Lexington, SC
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, December 27, 2012

The Grade AA is a great deal. You cannot beat the price/quality. I have replaced five tops with this and they all look great. And I am buying six more sets. Luthier Larry threet

Excellent value for money

By Savini Guitars from Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, November 03, 2012

$20 for a Sitka Spruce top that looks great? Yes please!

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