Englemann Spruce

Englemann Spruce (Picea engelmannii) comes from northwest Montana and the Canadian Rocky Mountains. It has a bright, creamy white color with occasional pink streaking. It is always very light and growth lines are subtle. Most examples exhibit medullary silking.

The wood is light, slightly weaker than sitka, and somewhat softer, but is still quite strong. Rather sensitive to humidity like the other spruces.

Englemann's sound is bright and rich with overtones. It has good bass and slightly less midrange brightness than Sitka. Englemann has a beautiful sensitive tone similar to German Spruce, but it is only appropriate for fingerstyle and light flatpicking.