Tone Woods Cedar

Tone Woods Cedar

Tone Woods Cedar

Once upon a time if you asked me what my favourite tone wood for a classical guitar was i would have said cedar. well that was a long time ago and in the years between playing lots of classical guitars I've gone full circle, and now play Spruce top guitars. Now don’t get me wrong, i still own one or two cedar top classical guitars and in fact going from a spruce top classical to a cedar top classical guitar  makes you the player realise how different (in a good way) these instruments can sound.
I have already covered the characteristics of spruce classical guitars in blog tone woods spruce; so lets look at the quality and characteristics of cedar. If your looking for a lot of clarity and volume then perhaps cedar is not for you, however if you want a rich and complex sound with warmth and character then cedar shines. My advice would be to own two classical guitars, one cedar and one spruce; alternate these instruments when practicing. 
Cedar guitars often sound and play great straight out of the box; spruce classical guitars need a little playing in and will open up much more over time. If your shopping for a new cedar classical guitar in the uk or perhaps a new spruce classical guitar in the uk come visit our uk shop yorkshireclassicalguitars.co.uk