Top Woods

Top Woods (Soundboard)

Various types of woods are used for construction for the soundboard. Almost always a softer wood, these are critical to the tonality of the instrument. Please click to learn more about the options and characteristics of the various choices.


Englemann Sitka Carpathian European

Englemann Spruce
Picea engelmannii

Sitka Spruce
Picea sitchensis

Carpathian Spruce
Picea abies

European Spruce
Picea excelsa, Picea abies