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European spruce

The European spruce is a conifer of the Pinaceae family. It is native to northern, central, and eastern Europe. It grows naturally in countries such as Germany, Finland, Sweden, Poland, Romania, and the Baltic countries. It is known as one of the longest-living trees and this is due to its ability to clone itself from root reserves and its adaptation to climatic changes.

European Spruce is prized for its straight grain, uniform texture and pale colour, making it the preferred choice for a variety of applications such as the production of soundboards for stringed musical instruments.

At Tonewoods, SL the European spruce we trade is under the scientific name Picea abies which comes from FSC forest concessions in different parts of Europe, such as Romania, Germany, and Austria. These long-term concessions guarantee us a stable and constant supply for years, with full traceability and selective logging, helping to preserve the forests. The Euro-spruce can reach between 30 and 50 metres in height and a trunk diameter of between 1 and 1.5 metres.

European spruce has an average density of 500 kg and is perfect to produce our musical instrument parts such as violin and guitar tops. 

European spruce
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