Sitka Spruce Is Used for a Variety of Items

By Brent Cole / February 2, 2016

Alaska Specialty Woods is known for guitars and other instruments utilizing the finest Sitka spruce instrument tonewood material. Indeed, over 50,000 guitar tops worth of Sitka spruce and other fine specialty woods exist, with their beautiful designs and superb sounds. Sitka spruce has had many uses over the centuries besides providing the wood for various…

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Understanding Why ASW Vertical Grain Tone Wood is Superior

By Brent Cole / March 14, 2013

When selecting the tonewood for woodwind instruments like acoustic guitars, you have a few options. Not much of a debate exists between vertical grain wood and straight sawn wood, because of the ubiquitous benefits and superiority of quarter-sawn wood. So VG wood is the loftier choice, but how can you be sure that you’re getting…

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Sitka Spruce

By Brent Cole / November 13, 2012

The Sitka Spruce only grows within a few miles of the Pacific Northwest coast.  It flourishes in a climate with high annual rainfall, cool summers with lots of fog, and mild winters. The life span of a Sitka Spruce can be over 800 years, with that much time to grow; these massive trees have an…

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The Importance of Quality Wood for your Guitar

By Brent Cole / September 25, 2012

Have you ever wondered why some guitars sound better than others?  Or wonder why the acoustic guitar you purchased as a teenager has held up better than the one you bought a few years ago?  One explanation could be the quality of wood and craftsmanship that went into making the guitar. The wood of your…

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