Sycamore wood is, with difference, the best wood if you look for density and stiffness. That’s why this wood is one of the most used in classic and electric guitar.
Sycamore is well-known due to its brilliant acoustic sound and for having a sound clear, focused and well defined.
For all this, Sycamore sides for classic guitar of Maderas Barber are a recommendable option if you search for quality and high performance.
BOTANIC NAME: Acer pseudoplatanus.
COMMON NAMES: Sycamore, Maple.
ORIGIN: Central Europe, Eastern Asia.
DESCRIPTION: Density 640 kg/m3. Sapwood colour ranges from almost white, to a light golden or reddish brown, while the heartwood is a darker reddish brown. Grain is generally straight, but may be wavy. Has a fine, even texture.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Fairly easy to work with both hand and machine tools, though it has a tendency to burn when being machined with high-speed cutters such as in a router. Turns, glues, and finishes well, though blotches can occur when staining, and a pre-conditioner, gel stain, or toner may be necessary to get an even colour.
DRYING: Allow air dry but can cause spots and colour alterations. It is important to dry it quickly to keep the white colour.
USES: Guitar , backs and sides, bindings and fingerboards.