Western Red Cedar

Western Red Cedar 's long suit is that it sounds good almost immediately. If you go to a show where luthiers are displaying their instruments, you'll probably notice that most of the instruments are Cedar. That is because Cedar can make the new instrument sound it's best right away. The other good thing about Cedar is the aesthetic of the dark appearance that matches up well to many classical guitarists preferences. Cedar often sounds louder to the guitarist while Cedar's basses are typically huge and impressive.

As a luthier I have learned to let Cedar make it's voice without attempting to achieve Spruce like trebles. Cedar is best appreciated for its own sound.