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Woods like Maple have some amazing looks when they include figuring. Even when raw, the look is amazing when the light hits it. The figure seems to move around and have real 3D depth to it. Simply oiling or clearcoating figured wood looks a million dollars. Amazing quilted back on an exhibition-grade Washburn acoustic Dyeing figured Maple adds another level of brilliance to the wood. Whilst this is a tradeoff - lessening the chatoyant 3D movement - the colours bring a whole new life to the figure. So how to top-end manufacturers and boutique guitar makers get their tops to re
Greetings! I'm new to the forums and have enjoyed looking at all the awesome projects other builders have shared! I'd love to get your opinions of the two new models I just completed. I'm finally fulfilling a long time dream of mine to build instruments as a small business here in Northwest Georgia. I just started the business back in May...we'll see how it goes...baby steps! The first guitar specs: Body: Mahogany Neck: 5 piece Mahogany/Flame Maple Top: AAA Quilt Maple Finish: Midnight Blue/Oil Fretboard: Indian Rosewood/12″ Radius Frets: 24 Jumbo Frets Scale: 25″ Nut Width: 1.75 inch