Sitka Spruce Soundboard for Dreadnought Guitar

Sitka Spruce Soundboard for Dreadnought Guitar

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Sanded Grade AAAA

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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 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. Engelmann spruce trees grow at higher altitudes, and usually have some run-out due to their smaller diameters.

Origin and drying: Our soundboards (except Red Spruce) are from western North America, and have been kiln-dried and stored for up to a year.


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5.0

Very Nice

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Quality is always great.

5.0

Even better than expected

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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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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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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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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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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

5.0

Great again

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The place to buy all woods for guotar builds. Same great products se great price. Excellent tops.

5.0

Nice wood!

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I'm using these panels as soundboards for copies of oak-bodied Anglo Saxon lyres from the Dark Ages. Though the soundboxes are small at only 8"X12"X3/4", the resonance supplied by this quarter-sawn spruce is outstanding.
Really happy with the results!

4.0

Nice match

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A little too thin.

4.0

AA sitka spruce tops.

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I bought 3. Two were great. The third one worked, but it looked like the beavers got to it on the narrow end. I was going to send it back but it was just big enough for the guitar pattern so I used it. Overall, they look good. I will buy them again.

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