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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.

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