SITKA SPRUCE WOOD
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|
|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′|
|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 / 1.888.814.0007
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.