Hard Maple

BOTANIC NAME: Alnus glutinosa.
ORIGIN: North America
DESCRIPTION: Density 630-700 Kg/m3 . Sapwood colour ranges from nearly white, to an off-white cream colour, sometimes with a reddish or golden hue. The heartwood tends to be a darker reddish brown.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Sawing and machining are difficult. Maple has a tendency to burn when being machined with high-speed cutters such as in a router.
USES: Electric guitar and bass necks.