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Solid figured maple vs Solid Maple

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by GraffixNyc, Jul 13, 2004.


  1. GraffixNyc

    GraffixNyc

    May 3, 2004
    New York City
    Endorsing Artist: Spector Basses
    What's the difference if there is one? Which is better? does it effect the sound? I have a Korean Spector that is "Asian solid maple body wings" and a Euro that is "USA solid figured maple body wings"
     
  2. mgood

    mgood

    Sep 29, 2001
    Levelland, Texas
    No expert here.

    I've heard/read that most maple used in basses and guitars is of two general types. There's the Eastern hard rock maple that is very common for necks and sometimes used for bodies. And there's a Pacific maple that is softer. The quilt and flame figures that are popular come from the softer Pacific maple.