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Pimach Guitar Studio
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Jumbo size 555mm x 215mm x 5mm.
Fits all Classic and Acoustic Guitars
Our German Spruce comes from the Bavarian forest and mountains.
The spruce we sell is slow grown because of the short growing seasons at the altitudes and locations where our tonewood comes from, thus resuming in tight and even grain.
All German, Swiss, Italian etc. spruce we have is picea abies and is harvest in the winter months, producing a relatively lighter weight wood compared to the volume and better stiffness. Most trees are harvested when they are frozen for approx. 2/3 of the diameter (only the heart wood is not frozen).
All of our wood is prepared and handled by experts and is always air dried in the highest altitudes. The wood is treated the traditional way violin makers have used since centuries - we don’t use a kiln.
******All Our Tops Are Air-Dried - NO EXCEPTIONS*****
Grade: Master, AAA, AA, A
Size: Jumbo (555mm x 215mm x 5mm or 28.9'" x 8.6" x 0.2")
Humidity: approx. 8%
Our grading system is simple: three grades, AAA, AA and A, and a separate section for outstanding pieces (AAA++) on request.
We don’t see any need for more grades because the rules for classifying vary widely from vendor to vendor and can be quite confusing.
All sets are individually checked and selected for a taptone with the desired mixture of high ends and low bottom.
Tonally even just an "A grade" is not necessarily worse than an "AA" etc. set. Our A-grade may even be comparable with a Master from other supplier!
We have put aside some "lower" grade sets with wider grainspacing and some colour but still have a fantastic tap tone - they ring like a bell with lots of booming bottom!
The A-quality we sell here is much better than most well known factories take for their production when offering "German spruce" or "Alpine spruce". You won´t find lower quality at Pimach Guitar Studio. Some hard lines may be present.
All top plates are bookmatched sets and at least jumbo size.
AAA and AA are fully quartercut within the template area.
A grade may have some riff cut on the outer part of the plate by some degree.
The main difference between our European spruce grade AAA and AA is that the AA-grade can have a little colour (what you won’t find on our AAA-grade). The distance between the grain lines is always top and (almost) the same around 16-20+ grain lines per inch at the joining seam.
All sets are quarter cut and have a silky shine all over the plate; lots of medullary rays.
We ship worldwide.
Usually we ship via regular DHL parcel service twice a week (Monday + Thursday). All wood that is shipped with the airmail option is insured (up to 600 US$). We pack well.
All prices are net and do not include 19%-VAT, which has to be added for sales within the EU.
NO VAT for orders from outside EU (USA/Canada, Australia, Asia etc.).
We don’t like dissatisfied customers. If you don’t like anything – contact us. You may return the product unaltered and insured within 30 days after receiving for full refund (except original shipping costs). No questions.