Engelmann Spruce is very similar to Sitka Spruce, but there are some differences that luthiers with more experience can notice. Generally, Sitka variety has a creamy yellowish color, while Engelmann stands out for its better sound, which imitates the sound which could provide an old instrument.
Nowadays, it is a bit complicated to find Engelmann Spruce tops, since the trees of this variety use to be small and crooked. But in Maderas Barber, we make all the possible to offer you the possibility of having a classic guitar made with this high-quality top. Therefore, if you are looking for a rich and complete sound, make the difference and try these Engelmann Spruce tops in your instrument.
BOTANIC NAME: Picea engelmannii.
COMMON NAMES: Engelmann Spruce, West American Picea.
DESCRIPTION: Density 350-410 Kg/m3. White colour. Colour varying from white to pale yellow. Sapwood not clearly demarcated from heartwood. However, heartwood tends to have a pink tone. Straight grain. Wood fibres vary from fine to medium
RECOMMENDATIONS: Easy to work, as long as there are no knots presents. Machining, gluing and the finishing process are easy.
DRYING: Drying process is easy. Hardly present risk of cracks or distortion.
USES: Stringed instruments sound board.