Bearclaw Sitka Spruce Soundboard for Dreadnought Guitar

Bearclaw Sitka Spruce Soundboard for Dreadnought Guitar

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Sanded Master grade

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Sanded Grade AAAA

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$109.65

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Bearclaw Sitka Spruce Soundboard for Dreadnought Guitar

About This Item

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.

Bookmatched sets of two quartersawn halves. When joined they're large enough for a Dreadnought guitar.

  • Each half is approximately 8-1/2" x 21" (216mm x 533mm)
  • Thickness-sanded to 0.125" - 0.130" (3.18mm - 3.30mm)
  • Unsanded tops are approx. 5/32" (4mm) thick, ready for thickness-sanding to your own specs.



Use our grading system to choose your soundboard...

Color: Higher grade soundboards have more consistent color (color affects the instrument's appearance only, not its tone).

Grain straightness: Higher soundboard grades have straighter, tighter, and more uniform grain. While closely spaced grain has been traditionally favored, luthiers have found that wider grain can produce very good tone.

Quartersawn grain: The higher the grade, the more closely quartersawn the wood. Perfectly quartered wood is more dimensionally stable and moves proportionally with changing temperature and humidity environments. This helps to ensure structural integrity and resists cracking better than other types of cuts.

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.

Origin and drying: Our soundboards (unless otherwise noted) are from western North America, and have been kiln-dried and stored in a climate controlled environment.



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Lovely !!!!

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Acoustic guitar top wood

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I recently received the top wood for my next acoustic guitar. I ordered wood that had a lot of bears claw in it, and I was really surprised at the beauty of the wood sent to me. I've always trusted StewMac to give me the highest quality materials and they have never disappointed me.

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Fantastic customer service

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This was a replacement for a soundboard that was damaged during shipping. Beautiful soundboard, straight, close and even grain with no runout and plenty of feature. However, the real winner is Stewmac's customer service. I unpackaged the original soundboard which had a split at one end, most likely damage caused during shipping. I took a photo, sent it to Stewmac, and overnight they shipped a replacement express post, at no cost to me, which arrived on the other side of the world within a week. They might not be the cheapest luthier supplier on the planet, but the quality of their materials has been consistently excellent and their customer service has been consistently faultless. Thanks guys!

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nice

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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)