Flame Maple Carved Tops
Flame maple also called as ripple maple, curly maple or tiger stripe. This wood is well-known for its usage in guitars. Flame Maple is a hardwood but lighter than oak and Mahogany. Hence, it requires less equipment to shape with reduced workload. It’s available for guitar back, sides, tops and finger boards.
Flame Maple produces bright and beaming sound, when the rigid wood reflects against sound waves. The sounding quality is noticeable in acoustic flame maple guitars. The wood has a stunning appearance with undulating waves. The tiger pattern shines well after the final finishing process. Higher grades of flame maple are less expensive compared to quilted maple. It’s a solution for figured hardwood. It’s available for guitar back, sides, tops and finger boards.
|Wood species||Flame Maple|
|Scientific name||Acer spp|
|Weight||600 – 750 kg/m3|
|Color||Cram white to reddish brown|
|Texture||Tight or closely spaced curls|
|Recommendations||Good for high-end works|