A Curly Maple Cello Neck
Overview A Curly Maple Cello Neck:
Impossible not to marvel at the beauty of a curly maple cello neck. Although cellos have been experimented on more materials than any other instrument of the violin family, maple is still the preferred choice for the necks. The reason is simple: maple is, for all its properties (physical, aesthetic, acoustic), the best choice for multiple parts of the instrument. Add to this the incredible look it has once varnished and you will understand why it is so successful.
Many apprentices or people interested in lutherie start using A grade necks in their first projects. These pieces have less curl than the higher grades, but are just as strong and stable. There may be some small knots or discoloration in the piece. But it will always be purely aesthetic and not structural considerations which determine their classification.
- Dimensions: 565x170x80/45 mm
- Botanical name: Acer pseudoplatanus
- Origin: Center and East Europe
- Density: 610–680 Kg/m3
- Curly Maple
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