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Old 02-13-2021, 10:30 AM
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I am having an archtop built for me by Steven Holst, and he has asked me about what type of curly maple I like. I have a vague idea, but there are so many different possibilities: flamed, quilted, tiger stripe, wide or thin, etc.

So, I'm asking for photos so that I can see what kind of choices I'm looking at. I'm sure you have photos of your fine guitars, so if you don't mind sharing, I'd greatly appreciate it.

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Old 02-16-2021, 11:21 AM
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The flame maple back on my Slaman. My understanding is that flame, fiddleback, and tiger striped are one in the same.


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Old 02-20-2021, 06:11 AM
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Get the greatest archtop if you can. Benedetto set the standard everyone is trying to reach for, but none have surpassed Benedetto, or even come close yet.
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Here is something a bit less traditional...a sort of whispy maple on my Eastman AR805.



Also, here is a maple set closer to traditional fiddleback, but with broader and more "pillowy" curls. The 3D grain movement on this set was phenomenal.



Enjoy the process of ordering your custom archie!!!
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Love this guitar more and more ...

I often forget how pretty is and just get lost in playing1134589279.jpg
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My other favorite general purpose electric 80570413.jpg

Not an archtop but another example of decorated maple on the top
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Steve is in the Northwest and most likely will use Bigleaf Maple which is prolific and indigenous to where he is located. Here is an example of a carved bigleaf maple backs (top two photos). The other common maple used is Sycamore Maple which is native to Europe. Two other examples are shown below. Besides differences in their figure, they differ in density, stiffness and hardness.

Some of the figures you bring up such as quilt is not so much a species, but how the wood is sawn. Quilting is seen when flat sawn and curl or fiddleback when it is quartersawn. Birdseye figure is seen in Sugar (Hard) Maple when it is flatsawn. Talk with Steve and he’ll point you in the right direction.


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If this belongs in another section, I ask the mods to please move it.

I am having an archtop built for me by Steven Holst, and he has asked me about what type of curly maple I like. I have a vague idea, but there are so many different possibilities: flamed, quilted, tiger stripe, wide or thin, etc.

So, I'm asking for photos so that I can see what kind of choices I'm looking at. I'm sure you have photos of your fine guitars, so if you don't mind sharing, I'd greatly appreciate it.

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Got her 10years ago...
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Got her 10years ago...
As pretty as that is, it is quilted maple, not curly.
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Bluemonk...

As quoted from the original post:

“ I am having an archtop built for me by Steven Holst, and he has asked me about what type of curly maple I like. I have a vague idea, but there are so many different possibilities: flamed, quilted, tiger stripe, wide or thin, etc.

So, I'm asking for photos so that I can see what kind of choices I'm looking at. I'm sure you have photos of your fine guitars, so if you don't mind sharing, I'd greatly appreciate it.”

Obviously the OP wanted a variety of different maples.
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Bluemonk...

As quoted from the original post:

“ I am having an archtop built for me by Steven Holst, and he has asked me about what type of curly maple I like. I have a vague idea, but there are so many different possibilities: flamed, quilted, tiger stripe, wide or thin, etc.

So, I'm asking for photos so that I can see what kind of choices I'm looking at. I'm sure you have photos of your fine guitars, so if you don't mind sharing, I'd greatly appreciate it.”

Obviously the OP wanted a variety of different maples.
Oops, I guess you can't judge a book by its cover, or a thread by its title.

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