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Engelmann Spruce Soundboard for Dreadnought Guitar

Engelmann Spruce Soundboard for Dreadnought Guitar

Grade AAAA

Item # 8053
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$140.14

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Grade AAA

Item # 8054
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$89.18

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Grade AA

Item # 8061
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$38.21

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Grade A

Item # 8074
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$17.84

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Engelmann Spruce Soundboard for Dreadnought Guitar

About This Item

Often used as an alternative to German spruce, Engelmann spruce has uniform color, tight grain, and great sound projection.

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

  • Each half is approximately 8-3/4" x 21-1/2" (222mm x 546mm)
  • Sanded to 0.125" - 0.130" thick (3.18mm - 3.30mm)



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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5.0

Perfect soundboard

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Verified Buyer


This was my first experience with Stemac, but I'm very happy with it. The soundboards arrived very well packaged and protected, and they arrived quickly. The quality of the boards is excellent and the two boards pair very well together. I was also pleased that they are the exact thinkness I am need. No material needs to be removed. I look forward to getting it onto the instrument.

4.0

Quite nice

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Verified Buyer


Nice wood but sliced a little thin. At .125 (1/8" ) thick on a large guitar there is no room for error, or sanding out dents, etc. Even so, if you like grain in your tops the A grade is a real bargain.

5.0

Intro to Joining

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Verified Buyer


While I wasn't able to see the exact or at least approximate sample of the boards before purchase, I was pleased with the the quality of the boards. Since I knowingly bought a lower grade for the purposes of seeing if I could successfully join and brace soundplates before I began work on my official soundboard (Adirondack Spruce), I wasn't expecting the fine quality wood that I received. It came packed extremely well, appeared to be dutifully selected, and is pretty wood, regardless of price. It's nicer looking wood than is on the guitar I paid $800 for. Now, I will buy a set of appropriate but less expensive back/sides from StewMac to practice bending. StewMac might've helped me set the groundwork for building two guitars instead of the one I planned at the beginning of the project. Minimally, I have a nice piece of wall art for the time being. I've included a pic of the joined plates to show full detail of the wood. The wood is uniformly colored; the upper right corner is my shadow.

5.0

Muy bueno

By

Verified Buyer


Excelente

3.0

Great board but a little too thin

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Verified Buyer


The soundboard I got was decent but I really think 3.1mm is a bit on the thin side. I can get a way with it but there is no room for error.

5.0

Great quality and service

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Verified Buyer


Material was packed carefully and arrived safely and in great time