What is the difference between spruce and cedar?
When choosing a guitar, you'll find most student and concert classical guitars have one of two types of wood: spruce or cedar.
Spruce Top Guitars
Typically spruce top guitars have a brighter and more seperated tone. This lends itself nicely to multi-voiced or polyphonic music such as baroque as it highlights the clarity between each voice.
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Cedar Top Guitars
Cedar tops can be described as lending a warmer, rounder tone to a guitar. The blend of voices cedar offers can bring out the depth of romantic music and is characteristic of the Spanish guitar. Many players feel cedar top guitars can project at a greater volume as well.
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