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I want to express my deepest gratitude to the team at LMII.  When I started making guitars 26 years ago, my first guitar was made from wood that I ordered from the LMI catalog (there was no internet back then). Since then, the team at LMI has been nothing short of excellent!  The products and services are second to none.  My only regret is that I waited 26 years to say...THANK YOU!

Respectfully, 
Tony Vines

Maple, European

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Flamed Maple, Jeff Babicz Designs

Maple is well known for its use in carved back instruments as well as flat back instruments (It is the traditional wood for instruments of the violin family). It is prized for figured specimens, particularly “curly” or “flamed” wood exhibiting the tight even curls of "”fiddleback” figure, as well as “birds-eye” and “quilted” or “blister” figure. "Curly" figure is most prominent on quartersawn surfaces, while “birds-eye” and quilted show best on flat-sawn faces. Good quilted Maple sets are difficult to obtain and we will frequently be our of them for this reason.

See the "Figured Wood Terms" link below to familiarize yourself with how we grade Maple.  Because of the tension in the wood and the relative instability of thinner stock, backs and sides of this material are rarely flat. You may even require board supports on either side of the backs to be jointed. As with many figured woods, expect movement in the sets until you have them braced. We will not accept returns on Maple for warp or cup unless it is extreme. For this reason Maple may be more suitable for experienced luthiers.

Back & Sides Dimensions
Wood Grading article
• Figured Wood Terms


B&S, European Maple, flamed, steel string

BSEMSSFLPR002 -  $278.55



B&S, European Maple, flamed, steel string

BSEMSSFLPR003 -  $278.55



B&S, European Maple, flamed, steel string

BSEMSSFLPR005 -  $278.55



B&S, European Maple, flamed, steel string

BSEMSSFLPR006 -  $278.55



B&S, European Maple, flamed, steel string

BSEMSSFLPR008 -  $278.55



B&S, European Maple, flamed, steel string

BSEMSSFLPR009 -  $278.55



B&S, European Maple, flamed, steel string

BSEMSSFLPR010 -  $278.55



B&S, European Maple, flamed, steel string

BSEMSSFLPR011 -  $278.55



B&S, European Maple, flamed, steel string

BSEMSSFLSG004 -  $220.05



B&S, European Maple, flamed, steel string

BSEMSSFLSG007 -  $220.05



B&S, European Maple, flamed, steel string

BSEMSSFLSG008 -  $220.05



B&S, European Maple, flamed, steel string

BSEMSSFLSG009 -  $220.05



B&S, European Maple, flamed, steel string

BSEMSSFLSG010 -  $220.05



B&S, European Maple, flamed, steel string

BSEMSSFLSG011 -  $220.05



B&S, European Maple, flamed, steel string

BSEMSSFLSG012 -  $220.05



B&S, European Maple, flamed, steel string

BSEMSSFLSG013 -  $220.05



B&S, European Maple, flamed, steel string

BSEMSSFLSG014 -  $220.05



B&S, European Maple, flamed, steel string

BSEMSSFLSG015 -  $220.05



B&S, European Maple, flamed, steel string

BSEMSSFLSG016 -  $220.05



B&S, European Maple, flamed, steel string

BSEMSSFLSG017 -  $220.05



B&S, European Maple, flamed, steel string

BSEMSSFLSG018 -  $220.05



B&S, European Maple, flamed, steel string

BSEMSSFLSG019 -  $220.05



B&S, European Maple, flamed, steel string

BSEMSSFLGD005 -  $173.84



B&S, European Maple, flamed, steel string

BSEMSSFLGD006 -  $173.84



B&S, European Maple, flamed, steel string

BSEMSSFLGD008 -  $173.84



B&S, European Maple, flamed, steel string

BSEMSSFLGD010 -  $173.84



B&S, European Maple, flamed, steel string

BSEMSSFLSB003 -  $137.34