Bigleaf Flamed Maple is a traditional electric guitar top wood that is extremely versatile and offers a nearly countless array of visual options for your next guitar build.
Each bookmatched half is approximately
Bigleaf Flamed Maple, Acer macrophyllum
7-1/2" x 19-1/2" (190mm x 495mm)
1" to 1-1/4" thick (25mm to 32mm)
Perhaps the most popular electric guitar top wood of all time, Bigleaf flamed maple is sought out for its beauty, symmetry and intense curl that has nearly a 3-dimensional visual effect under finish.
Our sets range from mild flame, similar to the classic LP's to more modern "10" tops you find on guitars from high end production and boutique shops.
Used for both lam tops and carved tops Bigleaf Maple is an excellent wood both for its workability and tonal properties. It works well with hand tools or power tools and is an excellent choice for builders who use traditional shop methods or more modern CNC tools. Care must be taken on highly figured pieces to limit chip out, but razor-sharp cutters and light passes usually prevent these issues.
And when it comes to finishing bigleaf maple is extremely versatile, and often only limited by your imagination, from classic stained sunbursts, to "tiger" striping, to recent vertical shading the beauty of bigleaf maple is often enhanced by color and finishing.
All WOODSTAX items come with our standard 100% guarantee. If you are unhappy with the wood once you get it simply return it in its original, unworked condition for a full refund or exchange.
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