Red Cedar Soundboard
Quarter sawn – book matched pair
Lovely clean Cedar with beautiful grain markings and rich colour.
Australian Red Cedar is a popular choice for acoustic guitar soundboards because of its unique combination of physical properties. Here are some reasons why:
- Resonance: Australian Red Cedar has excellent resonance properties, which means it can vibrate freely and transmit sound waves very efficiently. This results in a warm and rich tone, with good sustain.
- Density: While it is relatively lightweight, it is also quite dense. This allows it to produce a strong and full-bodied sound, without being too heavy or cumbersome.
- Stability: It is very stable and resistant to changes in humidity and temperature. This is important for guitar soundboards because changes in the environment can cause the wood to warp or crack, which can negatively affect the sound quality.
- Workability: It’s easy to work with, which makes it a popular choice for guitar builders. It can be carved and shaped with precision, and it responds well to different finishing techniques.
Overall, Australian Red Cedar is a great choice for acoustic guitar soundboards because it offers a unique combination of resonance, density, stability, and workability that is difficult to find in other types of wood.
David from Australian Guitar Timbers mills all his own logs and then they sit in strip and air dry in the paddock for around two years before cutting into blocks. You can be assured that this timber is dry and ready to work with.