AAA-Grade

AAA-Grade Prices and Dimensions

Size Price* Dimensions
in mm**
Dimensions
in inch**
Classic 69.00 530 x 200 x 4,5 mm 20.87 x 7.87 x 0.18 "
Western 73.00 550 x 215 x 4,5 mm 21.65 x 8.46 x 0.18 "
Jumbo 78.00 560 x 230 x 4,5 mm 22.05 x 9.05 x 0.18 "
Bouzouki 12.00 410 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.


AAA-Grade Features

Physical and Optical Grading Properties AAA-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 AAA-Grade Top

Example #7

AAA-Grade classic guitar top, example 1

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.

Classic Guitar AAA-Grade Top

Example #8

AAA-Grade classic guitar top, example 2

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 AAA-Grade Top

Example #9

AAA-Grade western guitar top, example 1

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.

Western Guitar AAA-Grade Top

Example #10

AAA-Grade western guitar top, example 2

Log Description: Log ID L4, Italian Spruce from a tree/log out of the Italian Dolomite Alps (South Tirol), 1400m above Sea level. Felled in winter 2011/12. Tops are 100 percent air seasoned! Wood measured by an outdoor temperature of 20 °C and an air humidity of 55 percent. Density, 0,37 gr./cm3 ***. Longitudinal speed of sound, 5071 m/sec. ****. Average ring spacing, 20 rings per inch.

Jumbo Guitar AAA-Grade Top

Example #11

AAA-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 AAA-Grade Top

Example #12

AAA-Grade jumbo guitar top, example 2

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.

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".