Show me your figured top (flamed maple etc)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Flaked Beans, Feb 20, 2024.

  1. Flaked Beans

    Flaked Beans

    Sep 9, 2005
    Always liked those pictures of exotic wood body tops! Heres my flamed maple:

  2. KohanMike

    KohanMike Gold Supporting Member

    I've had these 21" scale bass uke modified with veneer to the tops, done by Pat Wilkins. The first one is cherry but the photo doesn't show the grain well. Next is Burma burl, in the works, then flame maple next in line, last is a custom all solid figured walnut with a satin finish. (The sound holes on the first three are fake stick-ons.)

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  3. 2006 Spector NS-4 with solid quilted maple body wings
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  4. SteveCS


    Nov 19, 2014
    Hampshire, UK
    Unfortunately I don't have any solid-body basses wtih fancy tops. In the best traditions of hollow bodies, the tops are plain spruce and the fancy grains are reserved for the backs:
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  5. Admiral Chew

    Admiral Chew Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2022
    London, UK
    Black korina:


    Flamed maple:




    Spalted maple:

  6. roffe


    Mar 9, 2011
    Stavanger, Norway
    Flamed maple and afzelia.
  7. Burled walnut

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  8. Hawk256


    Nov 19, 2021
    First one is spalted tamarind with epoxy and the second is the ever hard to photograph purple heart. I wish a photograph would do it justice.

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  9. Beej


    Feb 10, 2007
    Vancouver Island
    Affectionately referred to as 'spalted barfwood'. :smug:
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  10. dabbler


    Aug 17, 2007
    Bowie, MD
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  11. bearhart74

    bearhart74 Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2009
    Waterfall Bubinga
  12. Diddywah

    Diddywah Supporting Member

    Sep 26, 2014

    No offense, a koa backside
  13. J Posega

    J Posega Cat Dad and Dingwall Enthusiast Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2005
    Portland, OR
    Dingwall AB1. Legit flamed maple top.

    Cheap, chinese Aliexpress custom. Just a veneer, maybe even photo-flame.
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  14. TrevorR


    Oct 3, 2015
    Near London, UK
    Another schedua topped Wal to add to the collection…

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  15. Freight Train

    Freight Train Earth-based Alternative Scientist, Sex Researcher

    Feb 25, 2012
    Dallas, Texas
    Horrible picture of my custom Fulton but it's being fitted with a new neck so I can't get a better one. It really is a beautiful bass. Book matched Walnut top from an ancient tree outside Austin, Texas, maple band mahogany body.

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  16. MCS4

    MCS4 Supporting Member

    Sep 26, 2012
    Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Quilted Redwood

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    Burled Myrtle wood w/ matching cap. 2001 Lightwave VL5F
  18. detoxxx

    detoxxx Supporting Member

    Mar 14, 2011
    Atlanta, GA
    Nordstrand Audio, Empire Ears, Reunion Blues, Pig Hog Cables
    ... A couple of my current basses and one on the way:

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  19. HardNHeavy


    Apr 17, 2014
    some of these are really gorgeous, wow...

    best i can do...