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Western Red Cedar

This tonewood is actually not a cedar at all, but rather the wood of Thuya plicata, or the North American arbor vitae, which is a conifer. It was first used as a soundboard material by classical guitar builder Jose Ramirez III, and is now used as a substitute for more expensive (and difficult to obtain) spruce by many classical and some acoustic steel-string guitar builders

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