A-Grade Guitar Tops

A-Grade Prices and Dimensions

Size Price* Dimensions
in mm**
Dimensions
in inch**
Classic top 18.00 530 x 200 x 4,5 mm
(2 sym. boards)
20.87 x 7.87 x 0.18 "
(2 sym. boards)
Western top 21.00 550 x 215 x 4,5 mm
(2 sym. boards)
21.65 x 8.46 x 0.18 "
(2 sym. boards)
Jumbo top 24.00 560 x 230 x 4,5 mm
(2 sym. boards)
22.05 x 9.05 x 0.18 "
(2 sym. boards)
Bouzouki top - 410 x 155 x 4,5 mm
(2 sym. boards)
16.14 x 6.10 x 0.18 "
(2 sym. boards)

* The prices are in EURO and net from my delivery department in Ruhstorf/Germany.
** Dimensions can vary a little from top to top. For the exactly measures of YOUR tops, please check out the photos attached on individual offers.


A-Grade Guitar Top Features

Physical and Optical Grading Properties A-Grade
Minimum of run-outs (exact split)
Cross silk pattern (medullary rays), accurate quarter-sawn
Very low density (relation from exact weight to volume)
Symmetric reflection of light (based on exact split cutting) -
Annual ring spacing from minimum 10 rings per inch (25 mm) -
Very straight growth and grain and no visual defects -
Even color (no color variations from compression wood) -

The above mentioned table shows the main quality properties of my A-Grade guitar tops. This table should be only a guideline, rather the main point by classification is the combination off all quality properties and finally the optical aspect of a guitar top as a whole! Furthermore wood is a NATURAL PRODUCT, therefore every guitar top is unique. Slight deviations in the appearance of the guitar tops with the following grading properties, do not represent defects. Finally the overall impression at the classification suburb decides about a guitar top's grade.