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Flamed Alder

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by slugworth, Oct 27, 2003.

  1. slugworth

    slugworth Banned

    Jun 12, 2003
    So. Calif.
    How rare is flamed Alder? Where does it come from?
  2. FBB Custom

    FBB Custom TalkBass Pro Commercial User

    Jan 26, 2002
    Owner: FBB Bass Works
    Flame figure comes from compressed grain during tree growth. It is a visual symptom of oscillating grain direction in the wood.

    Flame figure is rare in most woods. I've never seen a piece of heavily-flamed alder before, so I am guessing it's fairly rare.

    Why don't you send me a bunch of it and I will verify its rarity by using it. ;)
  3. slugworth

    slugworth Banned

    Jun 12, 2003
    So. Calif.
    >>>> Hheheheh!! Let me see what I've got!
  4. Suburban


    Jan 15, 2001
    lower mid Sweden
    And me!