AA Curly Maple Archtop / Acoustic Guitar Sides
Overview AA Curly Maple Acoustic Guitar Sides:
In our opinion, few woods have the potential of a curly maple side. Usually used by prestigious builders such as Santa Cruz or Bourgeois, or in iconic models such as Gibson's SJ-200. It is undoubtedly one of the most sought after tonewoods for its acoustic qualities.
Experts say that it has a brighter tone than mahogany, with a faster attack and a very quick response to the touch. All this without even taking into account its incredible curly aspect, which acquires almost three-dimensional shades once it has been lacquered.
European maple - Acer pseudoplatanus - is a light-colored wood, with golden reflections that intensify when oxidized. It is a wood with no appreciable grain, which in many cases eliminates the need to use a filler. It is easy to work despite its hardness (although it requires sharp tools) and a bright and attractive finish can be achieved simply by using a scraper or planer, without even needing sandpaper. It is undoubtedly one of the most pleasant woods to work with.
In the AA grade backs you will find excellent pieces, with a good amount of flaming. The same as in AAA grade, white with golden reflections that may present some stains or knots. They are usually matched with a back of the same quality.
- Dimensions: (825/860x125/140x4 mm)x2
- Botanical Name: Acer pseudoplatanus
- Origin: Center and East Europe
- Density: 610–680 kg/m3
- Curly Maple
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