Spalted Maple

BOTANIC NAME: Acer saccharum Marsh.
ORIGIN: North America
DESCRIPTION:Density 630-700 kg/m3. Grain pattern typically straight. Pale colour with dark veins. Spalting is created by fungal invasion of wood. It is literally rotting, this causes some areas of the wood to bleach to a champagne colour while other areas retain the original colour of the wood.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Cutting, machinery and sanding can be difficult. Suitable for steam bending. Easy gluing and finishing.
USES: Electric Bass guitar body tops and Electric Guitar body tops.