Found all throughout the vast Rocky Mountain wilderness, Engelmann Spruce is a mature, stable tonewood known for its creamy white complexion and its mature, dynamic voice.
While Engelmann is a non-traditional wood for archtop guitars, its voice is rich and full, with many similarities to the more conventional archtop favorite European Spruce.
Engelmann trees large enough for use in guitar tops are not nearly as prevalent as Sitka, and its price reflects this.
In appearance, Engelmann is much like German Spruce—creamy white with intense medullary rays in the higher grades—but with a more uniform consistency. The early to late growth rings are often fairly even in appearance. It works much like other spruces, but its surface is very delicate, so it's best to work carefully and ensure your work surface is clear of sawdust and other debris.
In short: Engelmann Spruce is rich, complex, and a fantastic choice for archtop builders.
Bookmatched set of two, for joining and carving.
- Each wedge is approximately 9.5" x 22.5" (241mm x 571mm)
- Tapers from approximately 1.250" - 0.625" (32mm - 16mm)
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