Bytrix Posted October 13, 2005 Report Share Posted October 13, 2005 I've decided to only build the body for my first guitar, possibly an ESP F shape, and would like to do a deep red quilted maple (I love red quilt) top if that's even possible on the F shape. After looking through ebay it seems all the people selling quilted/flamed maple are in the US, while I don't mind buying something and getting it shipped I would prefer to buy something a little more local. So I looked at craft-supplies, on their catalogue they have 3/8" bookmatched: WMS249A Maple (Flamed) - 3A : £37.50 WMS249B Maple (Flamed) - 4A : £50.68 WMS249C Maple (Flamed) - 5A : £66.80 WMS244A Maple (Quilted) - 3A : £37.50 WMS244B Maple (Quilted) - 4A : £50.68 WMS244C Maple (Quilted) - 5A : £66.80 Now first I would like to know if someone has some examples of the difference between 3A/4A/5A and with this being my first project would I really notice the quality difference between 3A and 5A. Now onto price, what would you pay for a bookmatched quilted maple 3/8" top, the prices from craft-supplies seem a bit much compared to what I've seen on ebay in the US. Third and Final question, has anyone here bought top-wood from craft-supplies, would you say it's worth it, and was the quality as expected? Thanks for any help Note: I tried searching for this but there's so many posts mentioning Quilted Maple I couldn't find what I wanted. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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