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Standard Dimensions For Bookmatching?


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I pretty much live in the heart of bigleaf maple country. I got to talking to a few people at work, who own property out in the country, about various guitar woods. I showed one guy some samples of flamed maple from a Taylor magazine and he says, "Oh yeah, I got that stuff all over the place". I let him know that sort of figured wood is very much sought after for guitar building. All he could say was, "It sure burns good!" If he were to be a little bit on the enterprizing side he could be sitting on a potential gold mine. He also mentioned that he has lots of trees with huge burls on them.

The guy wants to know what sort of dimensions are the most popular for figured maple. I built an entire tele body from one piece, basically 1 3/4 X 14 X 20, or around there. But if one wanted to do a bookmatched top what would be the desired thickness? Any other uses you can think up as well?

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