"Some of the Spanish and Italian instruments were probably made with Spanish Fir (Abies pinsapo) soundboards. It's very like spruce (Picea Abies) in acoustic qualities but tends to be cruder, fairly course grained in…"
"Spruce, usually European (Picea Abies). I've never seen Cypress used for a Baroque Guitar soundboard (actually, any Guitar). Of course it is frequently used for the Back/Sides of Flamenco Guitars. It is a strongly scented wood, with a soft…"
What sort of wood is usually used for baroque guitar soundboards? The RCM catalogue refers to "fine- grained" or "fine to medium grained" but doesn't specify the kind of tree from which the wood has been taken. Is this ever cypress wood.See More
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