This blog post addresses the unique history and qualities of the salvaged Sitka spruce sets that we offer. Much of the information was collected by Alan Ollivant from North American Woods who also supplied the photos in this post. We thank Alan for assisting our search for woods that have that sound quality we are looking for. This is a great story of the history and of culture that one might not associate with guitar building.
One of the unique characteristics of this Sitka spruce that was submerged in water for a long period of time is that the very soft tissue in the cells literally is dissolved, so when it is dried out, the cells are far more “open” with very little cottony soft tissue to be seen. This achieves 2 advantages for guitar building..