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SPRUCE, ENGELMANN

Picea engelmannii


A NOTE ABOUT SPRUCE SPECIES IN THE USA



Picea engelmannii of the family Pinaceae, the pine family

NOTE: both the common name and the specific epithet are commonly misspelled using "engle..." instead of "engel...". Also, the specific epithet is often misspelled with only one "i" at the end. The misspelling on the common name is seen much more often than that on the specific epithet.

This is a very popluar tone wood for guitar backs.

my samples:
NOTE: these pics were all taken in very bright incandescent lighting ("soft white" at 2700K)
colors will vary under other lighting conditions


both sides of a sample plank of quartersawn engelmann spruce / Picea engelmannii --- HUGE enlargements are present


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


both sides of a sample plank of quartersawn engelmann spruce / Picea engelmannii --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


both sides of a sample plank of quartersawn engelmann spruce / Picea engelmannii --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


The Wood Book pics


flat cut, quartersawn, end grain
engelmann spruce (Picea engelmannii, also listed as rocky mountain spruce) from The Wood Book --- both levels of enlargement are available for all 3 views

web pics:


Englemann spruce / Picea engelmannii log end


planks listed as engelmann spruce / Picea engelmannii. None of these were listed as figured but clearly some of them are


engelmann spruce planks


plank pairs (probably guitar sets) listed as Englemann spruce / Picea engelmannii


Engelmann spruce veneer


guitar sets listed as Engelmann spruce / Picea engelmannii


Engelmann spruce guitar sets


Engelmann spruce siding