We have never carried Top wood because we didn’t have a reliable source of high-quality wood. We now have that source and are prepared to offer Sitka Spruce in three grades. Feel free to browse our full selection of Top woods here.
Below are selected samples that represent the three grades:
Highest quality grade offered, based on four key criteria:
- Consistent, light color with no discoloration
- Even, tight texture across the width of the top
- Absolutely straight-grained, with no runout
- Perfectly quartersawn
AAA Grade has an excellent, uniform color with very even texture and very straight grain. Tops have little to no runout and absolutely no bearclaw or other visual blemishes.
AA Grade has a little color variation (if any) and a very even texture, though often more coarse than AAA Grade. The grain is consistently straight, with very little runout, but can widen slightly toward one side of the top only.