1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to remove most ads, post topics, make friends, earn reward points at our store, and more!  
     
    TalkBass.com has been uniting the low end since 1998.  Join us! :)

Flame Maple Parallel to Strings?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by GrooveWarrior, Apr 13, 2018.


  1. Ive been a bass player for almost 30 years, and for some reason I had the thought “I dont think I’ve ever seen a flame maple top where the flame runs parallel with the strings.” I realize that would take an incredibly wide piece of flamed maple, but I wonder if anyone has done it, and if so, how did it look?
     
  2. Interesting idea.

    For structural reasons a thin top or veneer is advised, but it would still be some expensive wood from a huge tree.
    Probably have to bookmatch it, but that wouldn't look right.

    On the other hand, a photoflame could do it easy.
     

Share This Page