In addition to being the standard on flamenco guitars, Mediterranean Spanish Cypress (often referred to as Spanish Cypress) is an often overlooked tonewood in the steel string world capable of producing a fantastically rich, full bodied sound.
Mediterranean Cypress, Cupressus sempervirens
- Back halves: 7-1/2" x 20-1/2" x 0.155" (109.5mm x 520.7mm x 3.9mm)
- Sides: 4" x 31-1/4" x 0.130" (101.6mm x 793.75mm x 3.3mm)
Mediterranean Cypress has been the traditional wood used in flamenco guitars for decades. Interestingly enough, the species was introduced not because of it's distinct tonal profile, but because it was cheap, plentiful and was easy to work.
However, that being said, Cypress is a wonderful tonewood producing guitars with a rich full tonal profile. And while it hasn't been traditionally used in steel string guitars, it is capable of producing a very fine steel string instrument as well.
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