sitka spruce lumber


Sitka Spruce is the musical instrument industry’s standard for stringed instrument tops.

Characteristics of Sitka Spruce

Origin of Wood Type USA & Canada
Botanical Name Picea sitchensis
Specific Gravity 0.43
Avg. Weight Per BF 2.25 lb/ bf
Color Range Cream – White with a Pink Tint
Rarity / Availability Not Readily Available
Typical Avg. Width 2″ to 10″
Typical Avg. Length 2′ to 12′, sometimes longer available
Avg. Waste Factor 0.3
Wood Uses Aircraft Veneer, Oars, Boat Building, Soundboards, Musical Instruments, Building Construction and many other uses
Lumber Grades Quartersawn (Musical Instrument Grade), Guitar Sets
Other Trade Names Silver Spruce, Tideland Spruce, Menzies Spruce, Coast Spruce

***Call for availability – 1.610.932.7400***

Sample Pictures of Sitka Spruce

Please Note: The photos below are examples of the species and may no longer be products available for sale.

All pictures of wood that appear wet, have been sprayed with denatured alcohol to show the natural color.  We use denatured alcohol because it evaporates and does not affect the moisture content.