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Exceptional tonewoods for the discerning artisan

Torrefied Adirondack Spruce Guitar Tops

Thermal curing also known as “torrefication”, “roasting” or “baking” is a drying technique which accelerates the natural aging process of wood. Once the curing process is complete, the appearance of the wood has changed- it has a golden brown coloration commonly see on many vintage instruments. Not only does baking change the outward appearance of the wood it structurally causes the wood to be stiffer and lighter in weight a winning combination when it comes to soundboards.



Torrefied Adirondack Spruce

Guitar courtesy of luthier Ted Astrand