Curly Maple

When we talk about Curly Maple, we are talking about one of the most recognized woods and used in the manufacture of musical instruments. A wood which has been very special along the history.

Curly Maple offers brilliant reflects which inspires guitar players worldwide, apart from a pure and clean sound. On the other hand, luthiers are passionate about this wood thanks to its ease to work with.

In this case, the lack of uniformity isn’t a default, since the beauty of this wood is these flame or curly figures, which are very demanded in musical instruments. In Maderas Barber we offer you this wood in different qualities for Classic Guitar, according to Luthier needs and likes.

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.

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