Guitar Tops out of German Spruce (European Spruce, Picea Abies)

Rudolf Fuchs

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www.germanspruce.com is the Homepage of Rudolf Fuchs-Tonewood.

... specialized on manufacturing tops for high class classical and western guitars out of German Spruce.

Rudolf Fuchs produces fine grade as well as master grade guitar tops/soundboards for acoustic guitars out of German Spruce (European Spruce, Picea Abies). Tonewood and guitar tops are quartersawn with absolutely no runouts! Carefully handcrafted.

Following the motto...“One man (About), one mission (Tops), that’s all in tradition(Wood)!” only exclusively selected logs are manually cleaved and crafted to tops. Tops for acoustic guitars “Made in Germany”.

About me...

One man,...
Rudolf Fuchs

For years ago when my good friend and teacher, the world-renowned luthier Matthias Dammann and me, developed the idea of producing finest grade as well as master grade tops for acoustic guitars out of European Spruce,...

...In my opinion, giving luthiers holding the same high standards with their products as I do, the opportunity of being supplied with the best material available is gaining great importance in our times of mass production....

The Tops...

...one mission
3 mastergrade tops

A nice cross silk pattern (medullar rays!), for instance, reveals that the wood has been quarter sawn. But what about the Exact split-cutting? An accurately split (no run outs), that influence a top's quality ...

...wood’s stiffness (crossways/lengthways), the relation from exact weight to volume, its elasticity/hardness and the rotation growth. Unfortunately, these features...

...the knowledge about the wood?’s physical and sound characteristics should also be there when splitting and sawing it. ...

The Wood...

...all in tradition
stock of a spruce

German Spruce (Picea excelsa, Picea abies) is probably the wood mostly rich in tradition concerning lutherie. The logs I use are obtained from selected regions in the Alps and the Bavarian Forest where they have grown in north-eastern slopes ...

... a tonewood featuring exceptional stiffness together with low weight and, furthermore, outstanding sound-forming factors. ...

...for building master grade guitars for Spanish and classic music as well as for high quality fingerstyle- and western-guitars.

Philosophy

spruce

"You will find something more in woods than in books. Trees and stones will teach you that which you can never learn from masters."
(St. Bernard)

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