Body Tops

The electric guitar and bass tops are one of the options most used by manufacturers due it presents the possibility of making a high-quality instrument using 2 different types of wood. This provides different acoustic properties to the instrument which helps to get a very special sound. The other advantage that using two different woods to make the body has, is that the body can be made out of one cheaper wood and the top out a denser exotic wood that allows to enhance the deep sounds and achieve a longer sustain. When using a body top to make the electric guitar, most luthiers choose woods with a visually appealing grain like the Maple has.

Body Tops  There are 13 products.

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  • Quilted Maple

    Quilted Maple is a light-yellow white wood with a density of 610–680 Kg / m3. Its sapwood does not differ from the heartwood, it is recommended to dry it in a chamber with low temperatures, if the drying is done very quickly the wood retains its white hue, on the contrary, if it is done slowly it acquires a slightly brown hue. It has a smooth and uniform texture. It is a very easy wood to work. Maple Quilted wood is highly prized for its wavy figure that simulates water ripples providing three-dimensionality and mirror reflections to the surface.

    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.

  • American Curly Maple

    Curly Maple, it is a light yellow-white wood with a density of 610-680 kg/m3. The sapwood is not unlike the heartwood, it is recommended to dry at low temperature chamber, if the drying is done very quickly the wood retains its white tonality, however if done slowly takes on a slightly brown tonality. It has a smooth and uniform texture. It is a wood very easy to work with.


    BOTANIC NAME: Acer pseudoplatanus.

    COMMON NAMES: Curly maple, Flamed maple.

    ORIGIN: America

    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.

  • European Curly Maple

    Curly Maple, it is a light yellow-white wood with a density of 610-680 kg/m3. The sapwood is not unlike the heartwood, it is recommended to dry at low temperature chamber, if the drying is done very quickly the wood retains its white tonality, however if done slowly takes on a slightly brown tonality. It has a smooth and uniform texture. It is a wood very easy to work with.


    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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