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Small Guitar Sitka Spruce Soundboard

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

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Small Guitar Sitka Spruce Soundboard
Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
4666 Grade AAAA Yes
3 or more $63.67  

4667 Grade AAA Yes
3 or more $30.93  

4668 Grade AA Yes
3 or more $16.23  

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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. 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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Small Guitar Sitka Spruce Soundboard
Small Guitar Sitka Spruce Soundboard
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5 5-03-2012
great top for small instruments.

The small spruce tops are of great quality,most of the tight grain falls within the shape and the price is great.

Custom Cuatro  Meriden,Ct. Read my reviews (3)
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4 5-29-2011
AA Soundboard

Overall, I'm quite satisfied with this wood. Beautiful, even color and tight grain for being a lower grade. As a beginner, I feel comfortable with possibly making some mistakes on this board as it would be inexpensive to replace, but will also look great if I do a good job in the end! Best of both worlds...

Ty  Portland, Oregon
5 2-18-2011
Sitka Top

For the money or double the money its a steal very nice.

Clinchriver Instruments  Andersonville Tennessee Read my reviews (4)
2 1-23-2011
do not like me

I´ve been buying these sitka sound board for years and received all very good , now these latter are the worst I´ve received. Fibers are far apart and i will lose up to 2 inches on one edge

chikobandola  caracas
StewMac responds

We're sorry to hear the sound boards were not the quality you expected. If any item fails to meet your expectations, you may return it, unaltered, for a refund or exchange.

5 9-04-2010
AAAA Sitka Spruce

Beautiful material to work with, finished with subtle but very nice figure. And it sounds great.

Scott Riel  Manchester NH Read my reviews (2)
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