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Why Quarter-Sawn Tonewood Is Worth The Price

May 15th, 2013 | Posted by Alaska Woods

In an earlier post, we highlighted the process of creating quarter-sawn wood in order to understand how luthiers obtain quarter-sawn wood. Please click here to read the intro post to quarter-sawn wood. Guitar enthusiasts have different preferences, but most of them agree that quarter-sawn Sitka Spruce is the best type of tonewood for your guitar. Read More…

10 interesting Facts about Sitka Spruce Trees

May 4th, 2013 | Posted by Alaska Woods

  A guitar’s wood type affects its sound and tone quality, and everything about the tree’s life plays a role. The tree’s environment, age, and health can accentuate or diminish the quality of your guitar’s sound.   Most guitars came from mahogany, rosewood, maple, and Sitka spruce. While all have their strengths, most luthiers prefer Read More…