woods

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lincolnlogworth
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90187
Filename:
woods
Updated:
2011-06-11 14:47:32
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acoustic guitars
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top woods
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  1. Sitka Spruce
    • -Extremely vibrant
    • -any size and style stringed instrument.
    • Primary top wood for Martin guitars.
    • -Chosen for its straight, uniform grain,
    • longevity and tensile strength.
  2. ENGELMANN SPRUCE
    • -Prized for its similarity in color to European (German) white spruce
    • -extremely light weight which
    • seems to produce a slightly louder, more projective
    • or “open” sound than Sitka spruce.
  3. ITALIAN ALPINE SPRUCE
    • Trees grow very slowly at such high elevations that
    • the annual rings are generally closely and evenly
    • spaced. Wood is light enough to vibrate freely yet
    • strong enough to withstand the tension of steel
    • strings.
    • -Attributes similar to red spruce, it’s
    • powerful, clear and vibrant.
  4. RED SPRUCE
    • Characteristics similar to high elevation European
    • alpine spruce. Red spruce was abundant in the 1930s and used on Martin guitars of that era. -extraordinary tone, prized for its projection and tonal clarity, has created a resurgence of demand for “Adirondack” spruce.

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