European Spruce Tops

European Spruce Tops


If we take into account the unbeatable qualities of European Spruce, this tonewood is widely superior than the other woods used in musical instruments. Like the best trees, European Spruce needs a slow growth. And the result is a light weigh wood with a high stiffness, one of the most important attributes in a classic guitar.
Besides, its damping qualities and internal friction are exceptional, something essential when choosing a top for our classic guitar.
All things considered, don’t hesitate in taking European Spruce tops of Maderas Barber. We are sure they won’t let you down.
COMMON NAMES: European Spruce, Red Sruce, Picea, Spruce.
ORIGIN: Europe
DESCRIPTION:   Density 440-470 Kg/m3.  Colour varying from yellowish white to reddish yellow. Sapwood not clearly demarcated from heartwood. Straight and fine  grain. Growth rings are visible and strongly marked.
RECOMMENDATIONS:  Easy to work, as long as there are no knots present. Glues and finishes well, though it can give poor (blotchy and inconsistent) results when being stained due to its closed pore structure. A sanding sealer, gel stain, or toner is recommended when colouring Spruce. Wood is not much resistant to fungi and termites.
DRYING: Drying speed is quick. Hardly present risk of cracks or distortion.
USES:  String instruments sound board.
BOTANIC NAME: Picea abies.  

We have imported this from GERMANY. We can sand both sides if you request us to do it. Please do contact us with any questions
Free Returns  | 60 day Return policy | Quality Guaranteed
If you want us to let you know grains per inch please email us at jockey@exoticwoodzone.com and let us know the set number. We can also send more pictures if requested by email.
We do have both Classical and Acoustic or Dreadnought European Spruce Tops.
EUROPEAN SPRUCE Classical/OM Guitar Tops Measurements : 22 21/32 x 7 7/8 x 5/32 inches (550 x 200 x 4 mm)
EUROPEAN SPRUCE Steel String/Dreadnought Guitar Tops Measurements : 22 21/32 x 8 15/32 x 5/32 inches ( 550 x 215 x 4 mm)
All Products Are Air Dried | Moisture- Between 8% to 12% 

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