Without any doubt, Maple is the best wood for the building of Archtop Guitars, especially for the Neck, for its density and hardness. Uniform grain, strong and stable. Hard and strong wood with a beauty and mellow tone. The Archtops with maple necks have a clearer sound.
Discover our curly maple Archtop guitar necks, a beautiful and stunning visually wood.
BOTANIC NAME: Acer pseudoplatanus.
COMMON NAMES: Curly maple, Flamed maple.
ORIGIN: Center and East Europe
DESCRIPTION: Density 610-680 kg/m3. White or light yellow wood colour. There is no distinction between the sapwood and the heartwood. The growth of the wood fibres is distorted in an undulating pattern producing wavy lines know as flames. Beautiful appearance.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Machinery can be difficult. Suitable for steam bending. Easy gluing and finishing. Resistant to fungi but susceptible to termites. Stains easily. It is recommended not to store it in humid places.
DRYING: We recommend drying it at low temperatures to avoid spots and colour alterations. If drying process is fast wood will keep white colour.
USES: Electric Bass and Electric Guitar. Classic and Acoustic Guitar. Violin , Viola, Cello and Double Bass.