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Top Woods

The unique acoustic properties of top woods help color a body shape’s fundamental sound. The key is to find the wood that matches up best with your playing style, like the warmth of a cedar top for fingerpicking and the feeling of responsiveness in your hands. In the end, our goal is simple: to help you find the ultimate tone.

Hawaiian Koa

A koa top's visual beauty is instantly inspiring, while its sonic rewards unfold over time, as warm, sweet overtones gradually emerge.

Tropical Mahogany

The hardwood top produces strong fundamentals with clarity and focus.

European Spruce

Similar to Engelmann spruce, with extra headroom and overtone warmth for a robust, mature sound.

Engelmann Spruce

Engelmann has a mature tone and yields a slightly richer midrange than Sitka.

Western Red Cedar

A true performer for those with a lighter touch, cedar tops yield extra warmth and pair nicely with mahogany and rosewood.

Sitka Spruce

The soundboard choice for most guitars, Sitka spruce produces a broad dynamic range and accommodates a versatile range of playing styles.

Adirondack Spruce

Loud, dynamic, clear and undeniably loud, Adirondack is a good match for players with a driving attack.

Sinker Redwood

Tight grain structure and cross-grain stiffness produce a bold and brilliant response with warm overtones. Think cedar on steroids.

Lutz Spruce

This natural hybrid of Sitka and White spruce also shares characteristics with Adirondack spruce, responding with power, richness and volume.