Spectacular figure, vintage golden color
Stunning curl and a deep, roasted look. Torrefied maple is more dense than traditional maple, making it stable, bright, and full of sustain. It shimmers under stain and lacquer, adding beauty and value to your solidbody build.
Hard, dense tonewood
The stiffness and density of a maple top brings brightness and sustain to a mahogany or ash body. This is the choice for so many premium electrics not just for looks, but for sharper attack.
Already "broken in" for stability and tone
Torrefied maple is dimensionally stable (non-shrinking), with the clear tone and warm color of well-aged vintage tonewood.
For guitar and bass
These bookmatched sets are sized to cover most solidbody designs. They're dimension-sanded and ready for joining and gluing to a flat body blank.
Each bookmatched half is approximately
7-1/2" x 19-1/2" (190mm x 495mm)
1" to 1-1/4" thick (25mm to 32mm)
About torrefied wood
It takes years for a new guitar to break in, to develop its tone and realize its full potential. As tonewood ages, its cell structure goes through changes, becoming much more resonant and responsive. After a few years, you get the payoff: you begin to hear the sound of a vintage guitar. With the introduction of torrefied woods, professional builders are giving their guitars a head start on tone. The wood is heat-treated in an oxygen-free kiln, making it highly resonant and extremely stable. It's as if the wood is pre-aged. It looks and sounds like wood that's been broken in for many years.