This tonewood, is without a doubt, the best option if you are looking for density and stiffness. That’s why this wood is one of the most used in classic and electric guitars.
Sycamore is also well-known because it has a focused, brilliant and acoustic sound, very treasured by luthiers.
Thanks to all these qualities, Sycamore backs for classic guitar of Maderas Barber are a great option if you want high quality and good performance in the same instrument.
BOTANIC NAME: Acer pseudoplatanus.
COMMON NAMES: Sycamore, Maple.
ORIGIN: Central Europe, Eastern Asia.
DESCRIPTION: Density 640 kg/m3. Sapwood colour ranges from almost white, to a light golden or reddish brown, while the heartwood is a darker reddish brown. Grain is generally straight, but may be wavy. Has a fine, even texture.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Fairly easy to work with both hand and machine tools, though it has a tendency to burn when being machined with high-speed cutters such as in a router. Turns, glues, and finishes well, though blotches can occur when staining, and a pre-conditioner, gel stain, or toner may be necessary to get an even colour.
DRYING: Allow air dry but can cause spots and colour alterations. It is important to dry it quickly to keep the white colour.
USES: Guitar , backs and sides, bindings and fingerboards.