Sitka Spruce Soundboard for Small Guitar

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Sitka Spruce Soundboard for Small Guitar

Bookmatched sets of two quartersawn halves, thickness-sanded to .125"-.130", for joining and profiling.

Each half is approximately 7-7/8" x 20-1/2", suitable for a classical, 000, and parlor size guitars.

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.


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5.0

excellent product

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The first set i receive was broken in 2 pieces(actually the two halves was split in two).probably in the shipment.Stewmac send me an another in a hurry and the new set was perfect, even better than the first(closer grain,almost some kind of bearclaw in it).Nice product and excellent customer service.

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Good Grain but a bit thin

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The soundboard grain looked better than expected. Honestly, I can't tell much difference from a 4A and 3A. My only complaint is that the board was a little thin for my taste. It arrived around 3.5mm (0.138") which is pretty close to what I like to see for a final thickness not a starting thickness.

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sitka spruce top for classical guitar

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excellent mostly tight grain, no chipping or pulling when routering, sanded well with 220g, sounds mellow with smallish lattice bracing

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