Traditional Tonewood - Lutz
Traditional Tonewood - Lutz
Traditional Tonewood - Lutz
Traditional Tonewood - Lutz
Traditional Tonewood - Lutz
Traditional Tonewood - Lutz
Traditional Tonewood - Lutz
Traditional Tonewood - Lutz
Traditional Tonewood - Lutz
Traditional Tonewood - Lutz
Traditional Tonewood - Lutz
Traditional Tonewood - Lutz

Traditional Tonewood - Lutz

$50.00 Sale Save
Size Dreadnought
Grade AA

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At Pacific Rim Tonewoods, we personally select all of our spruce logs. We split those logs into guitar top blocks, focusing on maximizing quality while minimizing any twist that a log might have. The sawyer then cuts the blocks into quartered boards, locking in the radial stiffness. From here the boards are air dried, then “finished” over a period of 3-4 weeks in our dehumidification kiln, to a final moisture content of 8.5%. The boards are then resawn into bookmatched sets and graded into one of three traditional grades.
 
Details:

AAAA – our best soundboard visually; stiff, silky and uniform in color across the whole pattern of the guitar

AAA – clean top, minimal color bands and light compression rings, uniform grain

AA – color bands and compression rings allowed; light shadow towards the waist to upper bout of the pattern; uniform grain to wider grain

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Nominal Dimensions:
Dreadnought 0.160” (4mm) x 8.5” (216mm) x 21.5” (546mm)
Classic 0.160” (4mm) x 7.75” (196mm) x 21.5” (546mm)

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AAA Quality

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Being a luthier-hobbyist myself, I recently built a Flamenco guitar using sonically graded Sitka spruce from Pacific Rim Tonewoods. The quality of their wood helped me make a clear step forward as an instrument builder, and I'm looking forward to collaborating with this amazing company for many years to come.

Miroslav Tadic, Musician & Luthier

One of my jobs at Collings Guitars for the last 33 years has been ordering and putting into production Pacific Rim Tonewoods Sitka spruce tops. The quality and consistency of their soundboards is outstanding—it doesn’t get any better.

Bruce VanWart