The tops of the timple form, together with the sides and the backs, the soundboard of the instrument, and are the most important pieces when it comes to transmitting the sound. Besides, it is one of the most visible parts and therefore it is vital to give beauty to it.
Maderas Barber decided to eliminate the inferior qualities in its selection process for this type of instrument, and we decided to group the medium and high qualities in one standard quality, thus raising the quality level of our woods.
European Spruce, American Spruce or Engelman and Canadian Red Cedar are the queens when choosing the wood for the top of any stringed instrument. The three woods can be found in Maderas Barber.