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Old 09-03-2018, 06:58 PM
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September 3: Rosette building.

Whatever happened to this thread? Sorry, with all the fun on StevieDís and Stanís thread, this one has gotten short shrift. But itís still here. This will soon be a ball and lozenge rosette.

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Old 09-04-2018, 04:10 AM
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That is going to be a very tasty rosette.
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Old 09-04-2018, 07:02 AM
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Of course why would someone just want one Maple guitar? Hereís the CS thatís coming along as well.

Wowzers Ryan,

I love this Maple back. I know that, for various reasons, Maple has a lingering reputation as a less-than-wonderful tonewood...though I also see custom builders chipping away at that bad rep, and proving that Maple is, in fact, a wonderful option.

In your experience, have you guys found anything that needs to be done differently, when using Maple, in order to maximize its potential?

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Joel, thereís nothing magical about how to work Maple to make it a great tonewood; it is a great tonewood. Itís very stable typically so you may be able to work it thinner than other woods. The reputation unfortunately comes from a time when factories were already turning out subpar guitars of every tonewood type. It just happened that thatís when many turned to maple as their primary alternative.

Some of the best guitars Iíve heard by great builders have been maple. Have no fear trying it out.
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