photo flame top?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Matthew Bryson, Mar 5, 2003.

  1. Matthew Bryson

    Matthew Bryson Guest

    Jul 30, 2001
  2. hyperlitem

    hyperlitem Guest

    Jul 25, 2001
    Indianapolis, IN
    photo flame is just what it sounds like, a picture, or transparency of a flame top put over the wood, then the laquor is applied. It may or may not be a maple top, youll have to ask. Fender did that for a while in the early 90's i believe.
  3. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA
    Photo flame is a different way of saying "fake." Sort of the guitar version of veneering 1/16" of cherry over pine or particle board furniture.

  4. rickreyn

    rickreyn Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2000
    Lutz, Florida
    It is comforting to read in the add that the bass is not made out of plywood!