The Victory Island Cypress is not one of the most used woods in the lutherie history, but it has gained its space thanks to its clear and articulated tone and thanks to its good sustain.
This is a very stable type of cypress, so it has a little chance to crack and to deform. In addition, it has similar acoustic properties that are needed in the instruments covers.
Victory Island Cypress backs from Maderas Barber are a very economical option recommended for your acoustic guitar because of its sound and its great relationship between quality-price.
BOTANICAL NAME: Cupressus nootkaterisis
DESCRIPTION: Yellow wood with a 430-530 kg/m3 density. The color of this wood is almost white or
SUGGESTIONS: Machining presents no problems, neither does gluing or finishing. Metals and humidity leave stains. The dust of this wood can cause allergies or toxicity to some people.
DRYING: Drying in chambers is easy, they occasionally appear some superficial cuts in great thickness pieces and resin secretion.
USES: This wood is mainly used for sounding boards.