SoundAt11 Posted September 12, 2006 Report Share Posted September 12, 2006 For my PRS-shaped guitar, I'm considering topping it with a 1/4" thick set of wild figured Soft Maple (Southern Red, if I recall) that I have laying around. It's pretty wood for sure. However, I haven't really found any info on the sound of Soft Maple compared to Hard Maple. Has anyone got experience with using Soft Maple in their guitars? In my case, I don't particularly want an ultra-bright sound or too much extra weight, but I do like the figured maple look, so it seems like the Soft Maple would be less-bright sounding and it doesn't weight very much either. I'm just afraid of finishing the guitar and it sounding like garbage due to a lousy top Should I simply buy a Hard Maple top instead? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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