Adirondack Spruce

Adirondack delivers volume and clarity without distortion even with heavy picking. Adirondack is relatively heavy, with a high velocity of sound, and has the highest stiffness of all top woods across and along the grain.


Adirondack spruce, Picea rubens, (also known as red spruce) is suffering some decline, particularly at higher elevations and forestry experts believe air pollution may be a key factor.  Minor declines in lower elevation populations have been detected, possibly due to ozone exposure. Picea rubens is listed as an endangered species by the state of New Jersey, and as a “special concern” species by the state of Connecticut.

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