Web Extras American Lutherie #143 - Summer 2021 Page 6 - Seeking the Holy Grail: Torres’ FE08 by Federico Sheppard Page 40 - Norwegian Spruce by Leonardo Michelin-Salomon Looking for natural woods in the Telemark region. Getting help from the loggers to access the best materials. Cutting a log prior to splitting. Trees that grow too big might not fit the standards of the industry. It’s difficult to obtain radial cuts from smaller trees unless one opts to build soundboards with several, narrower parts of better quality. A spruce board with some compression wood and a pitch pocket, but still with very good tonal and structural qualities. Copy of a Gennaro Fabricatore, 1830 (Photo 1 of 3). Copy of a Gennaro Fabricatore, 1830 (Photo 2 of 3). Copy of a Gennaro Fabricatore, 1830 (Photo 3 of 3).