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Multiple figures in wood?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Bassdude15, Jan 26, 2014.

  1. Bassdude15

    Bassdude15

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    Im just curious; is it possible for a piece of wood to exhibit different types of figuring, for example, quilted and flame in the same slab of maple??
    And if so, how would I find some ;) ?










    Thanks,
    Bassdude15
  2. Luthier Atlanta

    Luthier Atlanta

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    Yes it is, good luck finding a piece at a reasonable price thou.
  3. line6man

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    Of course it is. And certain growths are common, for example curly maple with spalting, or curly maple with burls.
  4. HaMMerHeD

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    Curly spalted and burled maple is fun.
  5. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member

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    My flamed poplar burl bass.

    [​IMG]
  6. lbridenstine

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    I was just watching this PRS video yesterday and they have one that's half curly, half quilt at 4:05.

    http://youtu.be/GeiVJRpT0yM

    Pretty cool, but I think it'd look weird as a guitar.
  7. Hotblack

    Hotblack Pay the cost to be the boss. Supporting Member

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    Check out grafted walnut. It may not be as extreme as having burl and flame in one piece, but the contrasts in figuring can be very striking.
  8. groooooove

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    i have a bass thats quilted / spalted maple.

    thats probably the most common type of thing, quilt or flame along with spalt.
  9. BassHappy

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  10. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member

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    It looks like an old map. Awesome.
  11. BurningSkies

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    Spalting is sort of cheating though. Its not a naturally occurring grain pattern, but is caused after the fact.
  12. Bassdude15

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    I found a grafted walnut guitar on Taylor's website, the back has plain edges, and then what looks like a mix of flame,burled, quilted wood! Wow!!!

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