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
Avg. Weight Per BF
Rarity / Availability
Not readily available & musical instrument grade is very rare!
Typical Avg. Width
2″ to 10″ (Quartersawn)
Typical Avg. Length
2′ to 16′
Avg. Waste Factor
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