TRDCLSK_013

Top, Sinker Redwood, Special, classical/OM/000

$219.56

We are always delighted to carry Redwood tops as these majestic trees, growing 200-400 feet high and for hundreds and sometimes thousands of years, are easily encountered near us in Northern California.

Redwood is a tricky wood to buy. The usual factors are not reliable indicators of stiffness and tone. It seems, that only one in very many trees is qualified to produce excellent tonewood, we end up passing on much of the material we look at. It's a challenging quest, but well worth it when we are successful, as Redwood can create a guitar of unsurpassed responsiveness and richness of tone.

Gratefully, our quest was rewarded with the procurement of the fine Redwood tops you see here -soundboards that rival the storied 'Lucky Strike' tree from the Craig and Alicia Carter stash...

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Choose how you want your top serviced. If you are having us inlay a rosette, skip this step as the joining is included with a rosette inlay. 

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  • Join and sand top to .115" - skip this step if you are having your rosette inlaid. (ref: SVTJS115)

    $25.00
    Join and sand top to .115" - skip this step if you are having your rosette inlaid. (ref: SVTJS115)

    $25.00
  • Join and sand top to .110" - skip this step if you are having your rosette inlaid. (ref: SVTJS110)

    $25.00
    Join and sand top to .110" - skip this step if you are having your rosette inlaid. (ref: SVTJS110)

    $25.00
  • Sand unjoined top to .115" - skip this step if you are having your rosette inlaid. (ref: SVT115)

    $25.00
    Sand unjoined top to .115" - skip this step if you are having your rosette inlaid. (ref: SVT115)

    $25.00
  • Sand unjoined top to .110" - skip this step if you are having your rosette inlaid. (ref: SVT110)

    $25.00
    Sand unjoined top to .110" - skip this step if you are having your rosette inlaid. (ref: SVT110)

    $25.00
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Choose your rosette and then in the next step choose "inlay rosette and we will inlay it as shown in the drawing. 3-ring rosettes include the inner and outer ring purfling PFLMSH5. 

If you would like to buy a rosette but don't choose to have your rosette inlaid, you can select it, but don't choose the inlay option. 

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If you have elected to have us join your top, you may also wish to have us profile it. We will profile your top to the shape you choose leaving approximately 1/4 inch of extra material beyond the outline. This excess material can be removed later, once your box is complete, using a router with a flush trim bit or by other appropriate means. 

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  • Profile joined top to OM/000 shape based on our PL34 plan (ref: SVPTOM)

    $5.00
    Profile joined top to OM/000 shape based on our PL34 plan (ref: SVPTOM)

    Bandsaw profile your joined top or back to approximately 1/4" of a PL34 OM/000 plan profile.

    $5.00
  • Profile joined top to cutaway OM/000 shape based on our PL34C plan (ref: SVPTCUTOM)

    $5.00
    Profile joined top to cutaway OM/000 shape based on our PL34C plan (ref: SVPTCUTOM)

    $5.00
  • Profile joined top to classical shape based on our PL42/PL64 plan (ref: SVPTC)

    We profile to the 1966 Ramirez plan (plan SKU PL28, template SKU SPT1). This is very close to both the '37 Hauser plan (plan SKU PL64, template SKU SPT14)  and the '43/'48 Hauser plan (plan SKU PL40, template SKU SPT2)(they are both slightly smaller but very close) so this customization will work for all three. 

    $5.00
    Profile joined top to classical shape based on our PL42/PL64 plan (ref: SVPTC)

    Bandsaw profile your joined top or back to approximately 1/4" of a PL64 classical profile. 

    $5.00
  • Profile joined top to parlor (small orchestra) shape based on our PL29 plan (ref: SVPTP)

    $5.00
    Profile joined top to parlor (small orchestra) shape based on our PL29 plan (ref: SVPTP)

    Bandsaw profile your joined top or back to approximately 1/4" of a PL29 parlor/small concert plan profile. 

    $5.00
  • Profile joined top to flamenco shape based on our PL75 plan (ref: SVPTF)

    $5.00
    Profile joined top to flamenco shape based on our PL75 plan (ref: SVPTF)

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Product Description

That wood, which first came to us over 25 years ago, set the standard for Redwood and inspired a love for this rare and remarkable tonewood among discriminating luthiers around the world.

We are so pleased to once again offer Redwood of this stature. The sinker tops come from the rustic, fog shrouded forests of coastal Mendocino County in California, from the Little River area. The billets were cut from old growth trees that were ax-felled over 80 years ago when many logging efforts were undertaken to rebuild San Francisco after the 1906 earthquake.

The presence of tannin in the wood accounts for the distinctively beautiful reddish color of the Heartwood as well as the longevity of the fallen timber as it provides a natural defense against decomposition and pests. The varied color bands that make each top unique and memorable, come from minerals in the water that are absorbed by the fallen tree (so sinker lumber shows more) and may be the cause of this wood's additional hardness. Order soon as this remarkable material may only be available for a short while.

Details

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The one you see is the one you get.
Wood Species
Redwood
Color/Scheme
Sinker
Shipping Restrictions - Location
No Restrictions
Grade
Special
Size
Classical/OM/000 or smaller
Length
19 1/2" or 49.5cm
Thickness
.120"+ or 3mm+
Top Width
Lower bout 15" or 38.1cm Upper bout 11 1/4" or 28.57cm
Serial Number
013

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Top, Sinker Redwood, Special, classical/OM/000

We are always delighted to carry Redwood tops as these majestic trees, growing 200-400 feet high and for hundreds and sometimes thousands of years, are easily encountered near us in Northern California.

Redwood is a tricky wood to buy. The usual factors are not reliable indicators of stiffness and tone. It seems, that only one in very many trees is qualified to produce excellent tonewood, we end up passing on much of the material we look at. It's a challenging quest, but well worth it when we are successful, as Redwood can create a guitar of unsurpassed responsiveness and richness of tone.

Gratefully, our quest was rewarded with the procurement of the fine Redwood tops you see here -soundboards that rival the storied 'Lucky Strike' tree from the Craig and Alicia Carter stash...

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