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Hello! My first-ever order arrived today. I had ordered some wood items and they are GORGEOUS! Smooth, perfectly flat!, and the woods themselves - with each one I pulled out, I just kept saying, WOW!, *WOW*!!!, over and over.  And thank you so much for the beautiful piece of East Indian Rosewood - it was described as "2nd grade" I believe, and I asked for a reddish color if possible, and I think this piece is absolutely stunning! These really exceeded my expectations! Thank you!"

 -Kris from Texas

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, Euro Maple, flamed, steel string

BSEMSSFL001 -  $278.55



B&S, Euro Maple, flamed, steel string

BSEMSSFL002 -  $278.55



B&S, Euro Maple, flamed, steel string

BSEMSSFL006 -  $220.05



B&S, Euro Maple, flamed, steel string

BSEMSSFL008 -  $278.55



B&S, Euro Maple, flamed, steel string

BSEMSSFL009 -  $220.05



B&S, Euro Maple, flamed, steel string

BSEMSSFL010 -  $185.00



B&S, Euro Maple, flamed, steel string

BSEMSSFLPR002 -  $278.55



B&S, Euro Maple, flamed, steel string

BSEMSSFLPR003 -  $278.55



B&S, Euro Maple, flamed, steel string

BSEMSSFLPR005 -  $278.55



B&S, Euro Maple, flamed, steel string

BSEMSSFLPR006 -  $278.55



B&S, Euro Maple, flamed, steel string

BSEMSSFLPR008 -  $278.55



B&S, Euro Maple, flamed, steel string

BSEMSSFLPR009 -  $278.55



B&S, Euro Maple, flamed, steel string

BSEMSSFLPR010 -  $278.55



B&S, Euro Maple, flamed, steel string

BSEMSSFLSG007 -  $220.05



B&S, Euro Maple, flamed, steel string

BSEMSSFLSG008 -  $220.05



B&S, Euro Maple, flamed, steel string

BSEMSSFLSG009 -  $220.05



B&S, Euro Maple, flamed, steel string

BSEMSSFLSG010 -  $220.05



B&S, Euro Maple, flamed, steel string

BSEMSSFLSG011 -  $220.05



B&S, Euro Maple, flamed, steel string

BSEMSSFLSG012 -  $220.05



B&S, Euro Maple, flamed, steel string

BSEMSSFLSG013 -  $220.05



B&S, Euro Maple, flamed, steel string

BSEMSSFLSG014 -  $220.05



B&S, Euro Maple, flamed, steel string

BSEMSSFLSG015 -  $220.05



B&S, Euro Maple, flamed, steel string

BSEMSSFLSG016 -  $220.05



B&S, Euro Maple, flamed, steel string

BSEMSSFLSG017 -  $220.05



B&S, Euro Maple, flamed, steel string

BSEMSSFLSG018 -  $220.05



B&S, Euro Maple, flamed, steel string

BSEMSSFLSG019 -  $220.05



B&S, Euro Maple, flamed, steel string

BSEMSSFLGD005 -  $173.84



B&S, Euro Maple, flamed, steel string

BSEMSSFLGD006 -  $173.84



B&S, Euro Maple, flamed, steel string

BSEMSSFLGD008 -  $173.84



B&S, Euro Maple, flamed, steel string

BSEMSSFLGD010 -  $173.84