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I want to express my deepest gratitude to the team at LMII.  When I started making guitars 26 years ago, my first guitar was made from wood that I ordered from the LMI catalog (there was no internet back then). Since then, the team at LMI has been nothing short of excellent!  The products and services are second to none.  My only regret is that I waited 26 years to say...THANK YOU!

Respectfully, 
Tony Vines

Spanish Cypress

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Cupressus sempervirens

Spanish Cypress might be more accurately called Mediterranean Cypress than Spanish, as it was introduced to Spain centuries ago from Asia Minor. Most flamenco makers prefer this traditional wood, but it's becoming scarce and expensive. It has been used since the 16th century for all kinds of musical instruments including lute ribs and harpsichord soundboards. Most of our Spanish Cypress comes out of Italy and Turkey.

Spanish Cypress has a creamy-yellowish color with occasional strong late growth lines. It can be a little difficult to bend, but works well overall. The 1st grade has even color and tight grain, and the 2nd grade has more color variations and wider grain.


Back & Sides Dimensions
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Figured Wood Terms


SKU Product Name In Stock Each  
BSSP1CL B & S, Spanish Cypress, 1st grade, classical Yes $173.20
BSSP2SS B & S, Spanish Cypress, 2nd grade, classical Yes $136.75