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Stunning wood

Post by simso » Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:37 pm

Have to make a 5 ply wenge pickguard next week for a strat, so going through my veneers, opened the flame maple box, and as always it takes your breathe away, such a stunning wood.
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Here is a guitar body left over from a build order we did a while ago (yrs)

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Re: Stunning wood

Post by Mike Thomas » Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:17 pm

Lovely wood. And flamed maple has a long and distinguished history in luthiery. Is that 0.6mm veneer, Steve?
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Re: Stunning wood

Post by simso » Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:45 pm

That lot is .8mm
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Post by Dave M » Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:10 am

Yes I always like using it. This one was strung up a few days ago and I am dead chuffed with it.
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Re: Stunning wood

Post by simso » Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:26 am

Nooice
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Re: Stunning wood

Post by Ormsby Guitars » Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:05 pm

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Re: Stunning wood

Post by simso » Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:07 pm

You make it look easy Perry, stunning colours and gradation.

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Re: Stunning wood

Post by Kamusur » Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:53 pm

Come on guys this isn't fair. First the tease with a look inside the box :o then Perry slips in that body for the multi scale, wood porn it is!

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Re: Stunning wood

Post by demonx » Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:54 am

I don’t mind a nice piece of flame from time to time:
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Re: Stunning wood

Post by kiwigeo » Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:21 am

I like it...but can you make it a bit more Glossy?? :mrgreen:
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I don’t mind a nice piece of flame from time to time:

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Re: Stunning wood

Post by simso » Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:58 am

Another Noooice
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Re: Stunning wood

Post by demonx » Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:23 pm

kiwigeo wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:21 am
I like it...but can you make it a bit more Glossy?? :mrgreen:
demonx wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:54 am
I don’t mind a nice piece of flame from time to time:

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Hangs head in shame... I’ll try better next time!

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Re: Stunning wood

Post by Kamusur » Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:38 pm

That's insane Allan aka "please pass the sunnies".

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Re: Stunning wood

Post by demonx » Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:14 pm

Kamusur wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:38 pm
That's insane Allan aka "please pass the sunnies".

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Thanks.

It was just a mobile snap shot for the customer.

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Re: Stunning wood

Post by Crafty Fox » Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:16 pm

I love flamed/figured woods and can't bear to throw any away, no matter how small. So I built my "Harlequaster'' from various offcuts.
The burl sheoak was offcuts from my Les Paul Junior, which was made from offcuts from my dining table. The flame maple, from 2 flame top Les Pauls. The cherry, from a McDonalds I did some shop fitting in. 6mm top on Mahogany body.
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