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Sitka Spruce tops

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Preferred for its strength and tough elasticity, Sitka Spruce can endure abuse to which the other soundboard materials are less immune, like dirt specks on the workbench and roughshod handling by the player.

Sitka Spruce is very stiff. Because of its strength and toughness it is well suited for steel string acoustic guitars. It has even been used successfully for classical guitars. The color of Sitka Spruce ranges from white to pinkish to light brown. Some tops display a lot of color variation.

No matter what grade, all of our tops are sound and can produce a nice sounding instrument. 

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4A (AAAA grade) 3A (AAA grade) 2A (AA grade) 1A (A grade) 2nd grade

SKU Product Name In Stock Each 3+  
TSS4ASS Top, Sitka Spruce, AAAA grade, steel string Yes $96.12 N/A
TSS3ASS Top, Sitka Spruce, AAA grade, steel string
Yes $72.31 $64.35
TSS3ACL Top, Sitka Spruce, AAA grade, classical/OM
Yes $68.69 $61.13
TSS2ASS Top, Sitka Spruce, AA grade, steel string Yes $43.69 $38.88
TSS2ACL Top, Sitka Spruce, AA grade, classical/OM
Yes $41.50 $36.94
TSS1ASS Top, Sitka Spruce, A grade, steel string Yes $32.99 $29.36
TSS1ACL Top, Sitka Spruce, A grade, classical/OM Yes $31.34 $27.89
TSS1ANS Top, Sitka Spruce, A grade, classical only No $29.78 $26.50

 Also see our Bearclaw Sitka Spruce tops


Tops Dimensions
Wood Grading article
Soundboard quality terms