AA Cypress Classical Guitar Sides
Overview AA Cypress Classical Guitar Sides:
If only by its smell, any discerning guitar maker should have at least some cypress sides in his workshop. Ubiquitous in our Mediterranean culture, cypress wood was soon recognized as an excellent material for the construction of Spanish guitars. While it may not be as striking in looks as Rosewoods or other tropical woods, it possesses a very distinctive charm with its consistent golden color and slender, subtle grain.
Cypress wood, the flamenco sound
Of course, you can use cypress sides for your classical guitar with excellent results. But cypress has traditionally been reserved, partly for its sound and partly out of tradition, for flamenco guitars. If you have ever wondered what the nickname "Blanca" means, it is because some flamenco guitars are built - back and sides - with this wood.
In the AA grade you will find pieces with straight grain, uniform color throughout most of the piece and with almost no defects (such as knots, pink stripes, etc.). They are only a step below the AAA grade for some minor nuances. They are equally excellent and worthy of being used in high level guitars.
- Dimensions: (800x110x3,5mm)x2
- Botanical Name: Cupressus sempervirens
- Origin: Spain
- Density: 400-600 Kg/m3
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