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Re: Ever use "curly maple
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Re: Ever use "curly maple ()

David Weaver
often seen on high end solid top guitars - primo stuff is hard with a tight and even curl (classic looking)

Gaudy larger curl is a little more common on electrics (soft maple or bigleaf from the west if quilt).

I have a guitar from china with wood that's probably from the US. I'm guessing soft. the top and back are hand carved, the pickup is a lollar and the whole thing used cost less than I might be able to get the materials (that's not true when new, but they don't hold value that well).

https://i.imgur.com/Gp9PYza.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/WcKqivm.jpg?1

This kind of wood is gaudy on most electric guitars (it's used, anyway, but the rarer hard maple you're talking about is more common on those), but is common on an arch top. The top is perfectly plain (even and high quality) spruce - completely hides the surprise around and behind the guitar.

https://i.imgur.com/lcICkUY.jpg

I aspire to be building guitars like this within a couple of years instead of electrics.

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