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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 1-3 days
3 or more $18.20  

Quantity prices apply to multiples of the same item number Selected currency  


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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 10-16-2013
Sitka spruce used for soundboard on rebec

Shipping was fast, and the product is fantastic. I used it for a soundboard on a rebec, a small three-stringed instrument used during the Middle Ages and Renaissance.

Robert Capozello  Falls Church VA
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5 8-02-2013
Balanced sound

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.

Ron McQuarrie  NSW Australia Read my reviews (5)
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5 7-31-2013
Outstanding value!

Best sitka 4a c have ever worked with.

Roman  Russia. Voronezh
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5 6-04-2013
Great Soundboard

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

Scott C  Atlanta GA Read my reviews (10)
5 5-03-2013
has nice tap tone

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 one will be AAA . thanks for the fast shipping

kdscmb  fl Read my reviews (4)
5 5-01-2013
What a Deal

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.

Highline Guitars  Denver, Colorado Read my reviews (30)
5 3-02-2013
John's Guitars

for a $20.00 sitka top excellent grainno warpage nice & clean perfect service fast shipping, what else can i say but many THANKS

john s bue  La Crete AB Canada Read my reviews (2)
5 1-27-2013
Consistently High Quality

Even the low grades are awesome

Adrian Stuckey  Gold Coast Australia Read my reviews (29)
5 12-27-2012
What a deal

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

Larry Threet  Lexington, SC Read my reviews (10)
5 11-03-2012
Excellent value for money

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

Savini Guitars  Australia Read my reviews (8)
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