The materials used in the construction of a Froggy Bottom instrument are of the finest quality obtainable. With the exception of the mahogany neck stock, all our materials are air-dried. Upon receiving your order, we take the greatest care in selecting the materials for each instrument, insuring that your guitar will sound exactly as you hope.
The following woods are the most frequently requested tonewoods. We typically use one of the spruces for soundboards, although we have made guitars with mahogany or koa tops. We do not build guitars with cedar tops for reasons of durability/longevity. Please inquire about use of other materials.
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A white spruce growing along the spine of the Rocky Mountains, Engelmann Spruce is creamy white in color and softer than Sitka. It lends overtones to a guitar, creating a voice of great warmth and tonal complexity.
Though now quite rare and expensive, especially in fine quality, this is traditionally the choice for the finest guitars. It offers clarity, warmth and balance to the voice and unm ...