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For the most part Maple will help to produce a rich brite tone, leaning hevily towards the treble side of the scale. That probably why most people tend to stay away from having a full Maple body. Well that plus it weights alot.

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It's also no coincidence that you don't usually see the back of the guitar... There's no point playing for fancy figured wood if no one can see it. The common exception is on acoustic flat tops and archtops, where the sound board is usually spruce, so any fancy wood tends to end up on the back.

Front and back caps are usefull if you want to chamber the body, since you can use a bandsaw to remove whole chunks of the body, rather than the messy and wasteful alternative of routing out the chambers.

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