"A" Claro, "AA" Claro, "AA+"
Various grain patterns on high-end "AA"
& "AAA" California Claro
How to Grade Wood
grade" - Usually straight grain with
ample figure but not excessive. A good, all-around
wood for building, however not as fancy.
Price range per blank from $95 -
grade - Usually has nice figure and some
burl with good figure on both sides. One side
is usually a little nicer than the other.
High AA gets more uniform on both sides and often
has a hint of fiddleback through the blank.
Price range per blank from $185
Grade - Highly figured on both sides with
both sides matching up very well. Usually has
very good figure or burl at the butt section and
very good and rich straight grain up through the
forearm. Most but not all have a little bit of
fiddle flowing through the stock.
Price range per blank from $285
- $325 and up