Sitka Spruce Soundboard for Dreadnought Guitar

Sitka Spruce Soundboard for Dreadnought Guitar

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Sanded Grade AAAA

Item # 4661
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$109.65

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Sanded Grade AAA

Item # 4662
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$70.11

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Sanded Grade AA

Item # 4663
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$42.95

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Unsanded Grade AAAA

Item # 4661-U
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$93.90

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Unsanded Grade AAA

Item # 4662-U
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$54.36

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Unsanded Grade AA

Item # 4663-U
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$27.20

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Sitka Spruce Soundboard for Dreadnought Guitar

About This Item

Sitka spruce is a traditional choice for steel-string guitar soundboards.

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.



WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.


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4.0

Nice Top

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Verified Buyer


Good color, grain spacing and tap tone - very happy. Having two sides a bit closer to square would be helpful for my plate joining method but I managed. Thanks as usual Stew Mac,

3.0

sitka AA top

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Verified Buyer


Not as good as I expected it to be, I paid extra for a sanded top, but it didn't appear to be sanded at all, and it is not very stiff compared to the other tops I have bought from stewmac, super fast shipping as always though.

Response from StewMac


Hi David,

Thank your for sharing your honest feedback with us. We're sorry to hear that the AA Sanded Sitka Spruce Soundboard you received didn't meet your expectations. Our friendly customer support team is always here to help at 1-800-848-2273 if you would like to address this issue further. We look forward to helping you with this.

5.0

Always good

By

Verified Buyer


This is great wood for a beginner like me, very little work to get a perfect joint.

5.0

Great value!

By

Verified Buyer


I just got 3 sets of the AA tops and I am extremely pleased with the quality.

5.0

Very Nice

By

Verified Buyer


Quality is always great.

5.0

Even better than expected

By

Verified Buyer


I use large plates of spruce to reinforce the soundholes and upper bouts of my nylon-strung guitars. I do not use the highest grade for this purpose, but I do look for consistent grain and good quartering. The top Stewmac sent me is good enough to make a very good instrument and without question will not only strengthen these sections of the top but will enhance the sound of the instrument. I was tempted to save it for its own build!

5.0

Grade AAAA

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Verified Buyer


Great quality with even colour, parallel grain and Very fast shipping. I will order from stewmac again.

5.0

Great quality wood

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Verified Buyer


I always use stewmac tonewoods for my builds. They have never let me down when it comes to quality.

5.0

Great soundboard!!

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Verified Buyer


I bought a grade aa soundboard.. the one I got I wasn’t least impressed with.. I contact stewmac and told my problem.. stewmac replaced it?? and now I’m totally satisfied with it.. it’s a great soundboard!! Thankyou stewmac for your great costumer service!!! Will keep buying all my guitar building items from you!!

4.0

AAAA top for a high-end rosewood cut away

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Verified Buyer


I need a top to complete my high-end rosewood cutaway I'm building. I am very satisfied with the top even though there was a small discoloration spot that did not extend through the top. The grain was tight and perfectly quarter. After bracing it and shaping the braces (adirondack spruce from StewMac) it has a beautiful drum tone. I give it 4.95 stars

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