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Dreadnought Bearclaw Sitka Spruce Soundboard


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Bookmatched sets of two quartersawn halves, thickness-sanded to .125"-.130", for joining and profiling. Each Dreadnought soundboard half is approximately 8-1/2" x 21".

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Dreadnought Bearclaw Sitka Spruce Soundboard
 
Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
4660-BC Master grade Yes
$97.03
3 or more $84.09  

4661-BC Grade AAAA Yes
$73.48
3 or more $63.68  


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Premium bearclaw grain is a visual treat. This rare bookmatched soundboard spruce features subtle natural "bearclaw" striations that appear randomly across the grain. This gives the soundboard an especially distinctive appearance.

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 Bearclaw Sitka Spruce Soundboard
Dreadnought Bearclaw Sitka Spruce Soundboard
 
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5 1-21-2012
nice

it's not cheap, but as expected ....master grade indeed. Nice figuering, exellent wood. Perfect for my next project, a baritone 8 string (Taylor-style, but with a Bearclaw atitude)

Triskel Workshop  Antwerp, Belgium Read my reviews (17)
5 9-04-2010
Bear Claw Spruce

Nicely matched halves with just enough figure, subtle but apparent. It changes in appearance as the guitar moves.

Scott Riel  Manchester NH Read my reviews (2)
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