European Spruce Tops

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European Spruce top is a best choice for classic guitars because of its stiffness and light-weight. It’s softer than Sitka producing a darker acoustic tone. The wood is versatile; it works well with a variety of playing styles. It has a sound rich in overtones, focused and tone preferred by most of the fingerpickers.

European Spruce sounds great on fingerstyle chord melody as well as pickstyle notes. It’s easy to work and machines well unless there are no knots. The wood glues and finishes well. It’s a very good combination with Maple back and sides. The construction cost is cheap and the wood is easily available in trade.

 

Wood speciesEuropean Spruce
Scientific namePicea abies
Weight405 kg/m3
ColorCreamy white with hint of yellow or red
TextureFine, even texture. Consistently straight grain pattern
ShippingNo restrictions
RecommendationsMusical instruments soundboard