Scientific name: Populus alba
Origin: From southern/central Europe to central Asia
Other names: White Poplar, Silver Poplar, Álamo
Average density: 28lbs/ft3 – 440kg/m3
Uses: Guitar back and sides
It is a light colored Wood that dries fast and is easy to work with. The highest qualities that present flamed figure are used for violin as well as for electric and acoustic guitar building. Many Italian renaissance painters such as Leonard da Vinci painted on wooden panels which were often made of Populus alba.