Building an acoustic instrument takes a great amount of time, skill and effort. Starting with the best tone woods is essential to get the best sound. The soundboard you select is an important decision. The woods we offer are unique and hand selected to combine the finest tonal qualities available, with stunning visual beauty.
Select from the woods below to see the full variety of Archtop Soundboards...
Archtop Soundboard Sets
Acoustic Guitars are all crafted out of strings and wood, yet the sounds each make can vary greatly. Quality of craftsmanship, choice of materials and designs make them sound different from one another. It is the luthiers' goal to combine the best of these elements to create the next masterpiece. Oregon Wild Wood seeks and offers the finest tonewoods available to make your next guitar into that masterpiece.
Great Wood = Great Tone
Tonewood is the term generally used to designate wood with desirable and consistent resonant acoustic qualities, used in the making of musical instruments. But, not all tonewoods are equal. Each has its own characteristics.
- The wood density will affect the tone of your guitar
- The grain structure will affect the tone of your guitar
- The sap viability will affect the tone of your guitar
- The wood moisture content will affect the tone of your guitar
- The way the wood is cured will affect the tone of your guitar
- The amount it's played will affect the tone of your guitar (the more, the better)
We consider the finest Archtop Soundboard to be those with superior projection and sustain, and without weak or bright spots within the tonal range. Many of the wood species from the US Pacific NW meet this criteria. Some were well known by luthiers, but some, like Myrtlewood, Port Orford Cedar, Redwood and Douglas Fir are just now gaining notoriety for their superior tonal qualities.
Make your next guitar one of a kind with a soundboard from Oregon Wild Wood. Every Soundboard sold by OregonWildWood is visually unique and distinctive - even soundboards within the same species vary greatly in color, contrast and figuring. You'll find the largest online selection of guitar soundboards available - all special within their own right. All are exotic, beautiful, unique and superior. Each ssoundboard is individually pictured giving you the opportunity to choose the perfect one for your next guitar.
Healthy forests are vital to all of us, for many reasons. We must preserve these precious resources for future generations. To that end, Oregon Wild Wood strives to provide only salvaged wood, trunks and stumps left behind from old timber harvests, trees that have died and/or must be removed, trees from commercial groves that become unproductive, and even wood salvaged from old buildings and structures. Your next guitar can be a source of pride in many ways.
Click on the links above to select the perfect soundboard for your next acoustic guitar. Contact us if you would like more information to help decide which species and item is right for you. At Oregon Wild Wood, our mission is to improve the sound (and beauty and playability) of your next guitar!