austrian red spruce wood


Alpine Red Spruce is the superior tonewood for stringed instrument tops and sound boards.  Slow grown and fine textured, this Spruce has the strongest structure of any Spruce.  These are also the characteristics of superior braces.

Characteristics of Austrian Red Spruce

Origin of Wood Type Austria
Botanical Name Picea excelsa
Specific Gravity 0.42
Avg. Weight Per BF 2.00 lb/bf
Color Range White
Rarity / Availability Not readily available & musical instrument grade is very rare!
Typical Avg. Width 2″ to 10″ (Quartersawn)
Typical Avg. Length 2′ to 12′, sometimes longer available
Avg. Waste Factor 0.3
Wood Uses Guitar Building / Instrument Making, Wood Turning, Boat Building, Outdoor Construction, Timber Framing and more
Lumber Grades Quartersawn
Other Trade Names European Spruce, Austrian Red Spruce

European Spruce Lumber Detailed Pricing:

Thickness Grade Figure Type Grain Orientation Width Range Length Range Price Per BF
5/4 Unselected None Mix 4.00″ to 16.00″ 96.00″ to 192.00″ $10.00

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