I LOVE spalted maple

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  1. vmabus

    vmabus Supporting Member

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    I like wood - all kinds: oak, walnut, knotty pine, aspen...
    I like the variations in grain, texture and color; as individual as fingerprints. The tonewoods used on expensive guitars are flat-out gorgeous, but the one that always gets my attention is spalted maple. Yes, I know it's partially rotted, and that the figuring is created by fungus, but still, I'm crazy about it. Am I nuts?
     

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  2. mmbongo

    mmbongo Chicken Pot Pie. My three favorite things!! Supporting Member

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    I love it too! Check out my Spector. Not a heavy spalt, but spalted all the same :)

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  3. mark beem

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    You're not alone!

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    My former basses with spalt

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    Conklin 8 string Sidewinder.

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    BassMods K4VV fretless.
     
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  4. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Don't just TalkBASS - PlayBASS! Supporting Member

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    Here's my former spalted maple bass:
     

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  6. elgecko

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    Spalted maple is where it's at! My number one.

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  7. vmabus

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    ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!!
     
  8. vmabus

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    [fungusporn]
     
  9. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Don't just TalkBASS - PlayBASS! Supporting Member

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    Well, it woks for GOFs, right? :D
     
  10. vmabus

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    I feel a little less grumpy now.
     
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    Thank you all for the contributions to my screensaver! ;)
     
  12. BBox Bass

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    I have two basses with custom spalted maple necks. This one is mated to a Squier Classic Vibe body.
     

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  13. vmabus

    vmabus Supporting Member

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    How do you keep from just staring at your neck while playing?
     
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    Holy CRAP! That is gorgeous.
     
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  17. vmabus

    vmabus Supporting Member

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    We've ALL made some excellent choices!;)
     
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    lowphatbass ****

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    Masterpiece.
     
  19. BurningSkies

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    Yeah, Sheldon did a good job. I have a 'bonus' quality piece, probably due to some stuff along the way. The headstock and the neck inlays (which I don't currently have a pic online) are from the same flamed/spalted piece and the pickup covers match the body both in finish and wood (swamp ash with contiguous top wood).
     
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  21. Greevus

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    Great thread, beautful wood!! Holy shiz, you guys are giving me the GAS.

    That JAZZ is FANTASTIC!
     

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