Exotic Maple shares all the qualities with its European Maple sibling, but the brunched mesh is different: forming sinuous draws that seem like knots
It’s a rare and special wood. Although it presents some complication due to its mesh, the result will make it worth.
Choose different and discover the quality and particular beauty of the Exotic Maples sides for Acoustic Guitars in Maderas Barber.
BOTANICAL NAME: Acer pseudoplatanus
COMMERCIAL NAMES:Curly Maple, Arce flameado, Maple, Plátano falso, Arce fico.
ORIGIN: Middle and East Europe.
DESCRIPTION: White Wood of a 610-680 kg/m3 density. The color of this wood is white or light yellow, but the sapwood has no difference from heartwood.The woody radiuses are visible and they appear in very thin and decorative line shapes. The grain goes from straightness to ruggedness. It’s also thin. The curl is a very appreciated quality for aesthetic reasons.
SUGGESTIONS: Machining can present problems because of the intertwine grain. The tool’s blunt is a common issue. It shows a good response when bending with the vapor. Both the gluing and the finish show no inconvenient. Wood is durable to fungus and sensible to termites. It gets dirty easily, it’s recommended not to keep it in humid places.
DRYING: Drying at low temperature chambers is recommended to avoid color changes and stains. If drying is fast, the wood will keep its white tonality.
USES: A very versatile and requested wood, so it’s used for classic and acoustic guitar’ sounding board, also for Backs, Sides and Necks of Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass, as well as Electric Guitar and Bass Necks and Bodies.