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How does buckeye or burl maple compare in price compared to other tops

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MAJOR METAL, Feb 24, 2004.


  1. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    Just curious as to how the cost of the buckeye or burl compares to quilt or flame maple tops. Thanks
     
  2. Are you asking how the price of buckeye burl compares to flame maple? If so, buckeye is alot more expensive. If you check some luthiers price sheets, you'll see that it is alteast twice as expensive.
     
  3. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    Yes that was the question i was asking, thanks for the feedback.
     
  4. No prob! :)

    What grade of flame maple were you looking at? 5A flame could get pretty expensive as well. Like the beautiful tiger maple that Ken Smith uses.
     
  5. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    I am not sure, just trying to get an idea as to how this stuff is priced to other maple tops.