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strawintogold
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« on: February 15, 2009, 11:39:40 PM »

Most of my Larrivee's have that off white creamy color. But, the S.O. has this dark honey top (even though it's less than a couple years old) and the Bubinga has the whitest, Lily White, Wow that's White! color.  Is this all the same family of Spruce and is there that much variation among them? Will they all get that dark honey color?

The S.O. almost looks like the Cedar on my Classical and the Bubinga, well, I covered that up there. The S.O. is getting a nice shade all over, but it's the top that struck me as being so different.

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« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2009, 12:02:31 AM »

there's apparently quite a bit of variation even among sitka spruce. I recall the lot of redish sitka found a couple years ago. And Larrivee does use other top wood from time to time. Exposure to light will darken the top, being left in a store window will age it quickly. I have quite a bit of variation in the coloration of the tops of my guitars too.
 
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