AA-Grade

AA-Grade Prices and Dimensions

Size Price* Dimensions
in mm**
Dimensions
in inch**
Classic 39.00 530 x 200 x 4,5 mm 20.87 x 7.87 x 0.18 "
Western 43.00 550 x 215 x 4,5 mm 21.65 x 8.46 x 0.18 "
Jumbo 48.00 560 x 230 x 4,5 mm 22.05 x 9.05 x 0.18 "
Bouzouki 6.00 410 x 155 x 4,5 mm 16.14 x 6.10 x 0.18 "

* The prices are in EURO and net from my delivery department in Ruhstorf/Germany.
** Dimensions can vary a little from top to top. For the exactly measures of YOUR tops, please check out the photos attached on individual offers.


AA-Grade Features

Physical and Optical Grading Properties AA-Grade
Minimum of run-outs (exact split)
Cross silk pattern (medullary rays), accurate quarter-sawn
Very low density (relation from exact weight to volume)
Symmetric reflection of light (based on exact split cutting)
Annual ring spacing from minimum 10 rings per inch (25 mm) -
Very straight growth and grain and no visual defects -
Even color (no color variations from compression wood) -

Classic Guitar AA-Grade Top

Example #13

AA-Grade classic guitar top, example 1

Log Description: Log ID B1, Austrian Alpine Spruce from a tree/log out of Tirol, Stubaital, 1600m above Sea level. Felled in winter 2012/13. Tops are 100 percent air seasoned! Wood measured by an outdoor temperature of 17 °C and an air humidity of 75 percent. Density, 0.35 gr./cm3 ***. Longitudinal speed of sound, 5266 m/sec. ****. Average ring spacing, 16 rings per inch.

Classic Guitar AA-Grade Top

Example #14

AA-Grade classic guitar top, example 2

Log Description: Log ID T2, Austrian Alpine Spruce from a tree/log out of Tirol, Oberinntal 1300m above Sea level. Felled in winter 2012/13. Tops are 100 percent air seasoned! Wood measured by an outdoor temperature of 17 °C and an air humidity of 75 percent. Density, 0.37 gr./cm3 ***. Longitudinal speed of sound, 5251 m/sec. ****. Average ring spacing, 15 rings per inch.

Western Guitar AA-Grade Top

Example #15

AA-Grade western guitar top, example 1

Log Description: Log ID R7, Austrian Alpine Spruce from a tree/log out of Salzburger Land, 1350m above Sea level. Felled in winter 2012/13. Tops are 100 percent air seasoned! Wood measured by an outdoor temperature of 17 °C and an air humidity of 75 percent. Density, 0.38 gr./cm3 *** Longitudinal speed of sound, 5199 m/sec. ****. Average ring spacing, 14 rings per inch.

Western Guitar AA-Grade Top

Example #16

AA-Grade western guitar top, example 2

Log Description: Log ID L8, Italian Spruce from a tree/log out of the Italian Dolomite Alps (South Tirol), 1600 m above Sea level. Felled in winter 2013/14. Tops are 100 percent air seasoned! Wood measured by an outdoor temperature of 20 °C and an air humidity of 50 percent. Density, 0.38 gr./cm3 ***. Longitudinal speed of sound, 5265 m/sec. ****. Average ring spacing, 18 rings per inch.

Jumbo Guitar AA-Grade Top

Example #17

AA-Grade jumbo guitar top, example 1

Log Description: Log ID B1, Austrian Alpine Spruce from a tree/log out of Tirol, Stubaital, 1600m above Sea level. Felled in winter 2012/13. Tops are 100 percent air seasoned! Wood measured by an outdoor temperature of 17 °C and an air humidity of 75 percent. Density, 0.35 gr./cm3 ***. Longitudinal speed of sound, 5266 m/sec. ****. Average ring spacing, 16 rings per inch.

Jumbo Guitar AA-Grade Top

Example #18

AA-Grade jumbo guitar top, example 2

Log Description: Log ID L7, Italian Spruce from a tree/log out of the Italian Dolomite Alps (South Tirol), 1600 m above Sea level. Felled in winter 2013/14. Tops are 100 percent air seasoned! Wood measured by an outdoor temperature of 20 °C and an air humidity of 50 percent. Density, 0.35 gr./cm3 ***. Longitudinal speed of sound, 5402 m/sec. ****. Average ring spacing, 18 rings per inch.

Notes to the above-mentioned guitar-top examples

  • All measurements of the log descriptions refer to the average values from two selected Master-Grade tops from the current Log ID. Deviations are possible.
  • The Guitar Top examples above are only to give you an impression of the typical optic of the different grades. For an individual offer please contact me!
  • All guitar top grades also available in Haselfichte (Bear Claw Spruce)!
  • As my company is a one-man-company, delays in delivery time might be possible. Therefore availability should be clarified in advance.

  • *** Density by a wood moisture of 10,0 percent (air seasoned).
    **** According to the Soundspeed calculation by Matthias Dammann. For detailed information download "Criterions of Quality for Tonewood by Matthias Dammann".