why isn't body made out of maple?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Levi, Jul 10, 2004.

  1. Levi


    Apr 4, 2004
    I like maple alot. The color the look but why ain't many bodys mad e out of maple? too much weight?
  2. sargebaker

    sargebaker Commercial User

    May 2, 2004
    Montreal QC CA
    owner/builder, ISLAND Instrument Mfg.
    plenty of bodies are made of maple....


    Nov 24, 2001
    New York,NY
    I have a solid 1 piece quilt on my Zon Legacy 6...

  4. Acephalous


    Jul 10, 2004
    Maple is a good wood which gets better and better growing old.
  5. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    My Godin is made out of maple (silver leaf maple). Looks really nice. Its a 3 piece body but the middle piece has an awesome figuring on the back and the top is slightly flamed.
  6. Jean Baudin

    Jean Baudin

    Aug 27, 2003
    redwood city, ca
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  7. Skips


    Feb 19, 2003
    My Ibanez Soundgear is maple. Bright tone.

    Quake basses from Knuckle guitar works are maple as well, but a different kind that sounds more like mahogany.
  8. 5stringDNA


    Oct 10, 2002
    Englewood, CO
    Spector makes a lot of bass out of solid maple.. like my Czech 5 string. I love maple.. very heavy though.
  9. lyle

    lyle Guest

    Jan 10, 2004
    Vernon, B.C. Canada
    kubickis are maple bodied, but if there is a lack of maple bodies its maybe becuase its a fairly soft wood
  10. Tends to be very heavy, and is usually very very bright.
  11. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    My Steinbergers are made out of maple. See?

  12. RAM


    May 10, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    Figured maple, such as quilt is a softer wood, but other maple is not soft.

    My Spector is a great example. The body is quilted maple, which is a softer wood, although very heavy. The neck, on the other hand, is rock maple which is very hard and stable. Here's a pic:


    and another:

  13. Corwin81


    Mar 18, 2003
    Ames, IA
    Rickenbacker anyone?
  14. Whafrodamus


    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    My ric is 100% maple.
  15. Petebass


    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    Crikey my Essex is flame maple...............
  16. My Alembic Edwin van Huik Signature model has a maple body, 3-piece maple neck (and a flame walnut top). It's a wonderful 'punchy' bass, and I just love how maple ages visually... :cool:
  17. LM Bass

    LM Bass

    Jul 19, 2002
    Vancouver, BC
    why isn't everybody made out of maple?
    hmmm. . ..
    :spit: :) :confused:
  18. elgranluis

    elgranluis Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2003
    El paso, TX
    my name is pinocio, my body is made of maple :)
  19. Hahahaha Gold.
  20. Timbo


    Jun 14, 2004
    Yeah my ReBop 5, 5 string Czecher is made outta maple too, doesn't seem that heavy to me, but maybe I'm just used to it.