Exotic Maple shares all its qualities with European Maple, but the difference is just its grain, since the wood of Exotic Maple creates sinuous drawings that look like knots. Regarding to the sound, this wood is equal than Curly Maple.
Although the difficulties that Exotic Maple has to work with due to its strong grain, the end result will be worth it. And more if we take into account that this wood is unusual.
Discover the high quality and the particular beauty of exotic maple for classic guitar in Maderas Barber.
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. Grain is generally straight, but may be wavy. Exotic pattern is very much appreciated.
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.