Torrefied Sitka Spruce Soundboard for Ukulele

Torrefied Sitka Spruce Soundboard for Ukulele


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Torrefied Sitka Spruce Soundboard for Ukulele

About This Item

Already "broken in" for stability and tone
Torrefied spruce is dimensionally stable (non-shrinking), with the clear tone and warm color of well-aged vintage tonewood.

Bookmatched sets of two quartersawn halves. When joined they're large enough for a soprano or tenor ukulele.

  • Each half is approximately 6-3/4" x 17-3/4" (172mm x 451mm)
  • 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.

About torrefied wood
It takes years for a new guitar to break in, to develop its tone and realize its full potential. As tonewood ages, its cell structure goes through changes, becoming much more resonant and responsive. After a few years, you get the payoff: you begin to hear the sound of a vintage guitar. With the introduction of torrefied woods, professional builders are giving their guitars a head start on tone. The wood is heat-treated in an oxygen-free kiln, making it highly resonant and extremely stable. It's as if the wood is pre-aged. It looks and sounds like wood that's been broken in for many years.

WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -

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My second incredible Torrefied top Ukelele


I am amazed at the sustain and clarity immediately after the build. Some of my professional
Musician clients and friends have commented that the tone and sustain sounds like a
Well aged and high end instrument. What more can I say. I am ordering more tops as
we speak.


Terrific wood for a custom Ukelele


I have been building guitars for over 13 years and was a little skeptical about torrified wood. I wondered if it would be brittle and hard to work with and figured I would rather have my instruments age with time. I must say the result was excellent. The tone and sustain of this Ukelele is amazing for a newly built instrument. The color looks authentic vintage with the top french polished. The wood has lots of silk and is very stiff so I was able to thin less than 2mm and still retained the stiffness of the top. Im starting on another one as we speak.