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 species||European Spruce|
|Scientific name||Picea abies|
|Color||Creamy white with hint of yellow or red|
|Texture||Fine, even texture. Consistently straight grain pattern|
|Recommendations||Musical instruments soundboard|