Maple

Flame Maple | Quilt Maple | Spalt Maple | Burl Maple

(Western Big Leaf Maple :: Acer macrophyllum)

Being situated in the Pacific Northwest, our maple supply has always been a focal point of our Tonewood operations. We supply over 15,000 BF of Curly Maple Tonewoods each month for the global Musical Instrument community. Scroll down for a complete scope of our Western Big Leaf Maple offerings.

Flame Maple

(aka: Curly Maple, Tiger Maple, Fiddleback)
Flame maple has been our most in-demand maple wood offering since we started. Available for Electric Guitar tops, Acoustic Guitar Back & Sides, Neck Blanks, Craft wood, and more…
From 2A to 5A grade, we process and supply over 10,000 BF of Flame Maple Tonewood products per month for the global musical instrument community. No matter your flame maple needs – we’ve got you covered!

Specs:

  • 100% Quartersawn
  • Free of Defect on templates
  • Kiln Dried to 10 – 12% MC
  • Standard and Custom sizes available

Quilt Maple

Due to its scarcity and unique appearance, Quilt Maple is one of our most sought after maple tonewoods. Its unique wavy “quilted” pattern has made it very popular amongst builders both large and small. Since it is not as readily available as Flame Maple, Quilt Maple draws a premium price and is categorized either Regular or Master Grade.

Specs:

  • Flat Sawn
  • Free of Defect on templates
  • Kiln Dried to 10 – 12% MC
  • Standard and Custom sizes available

Spalt Maple

Spalt Maple has gained increased popularity over the last several years for its unique look and bookmatched beauty. Due to the brittle nature of this wood, we supply Spalt Maple in either block-form or electric guitar tops only. The beauty lies in the unique patterns created by the dark contrasting lines and streaks caused in the decaying process.

Specs:

  • Quarter Sawn or Rift Sawn
  • Kiln Dried to 10 – 12% MC
  • Standard and Custom sizes available

Burl Maple

Much like Spalt Maple, Burl Maple has achieved a great deal of popularity for exotic electric guitar tops. Burl woods are particularly unique for to their punky appearance due to the irregularly deformed grain pattern. Burl Maple is filled with birdseye pattern and small knots from dormant buds. Due to the brittle nature of this wood, we supply Burl Maple in either block-form or electric guitar tops only.

Specs:

  • Quarter Sawn/Rift Sawn/Flat Sawn
  • Kiln Dried to 10 – 12% MC
  • Standard and Custom sizes available

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