Cedar is probably the most popular wood material for guitar tops. It has emerged as one of the interesting tonewood for players looking for a specific sound. It’s less dense compared to spruce tops. This makes the top produce quieter tones louder with less sustain. It requires a careful and accurate touch. People love the sweet and extended harmonic content of this guitar top.
This tonewood produces excellent tone with light touch. It’s a very good alternative to spruce tops. Cedar tops amplifies the sound and tone in a mesmerizing way, which is loved by most of the fingerstyle players. The wood has a smooth-textured surface and looks even more ravishing after finish.
|Wood species||Western Red Cedar|
|Scientific name||Thuja plicata|
|Color||Reddish to pinkish brown with random bands of brown areas.|
|Texture||Medium to coarse texture. Straight grain pattern|