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Maple Electric Tops

Figured Maple is available in both flame and quilt figure; in premium, strong, good, or subtle grades; and in either top plate (Les Paul) thickness or drop-top thickness.

Our subtle grade has figure that may not appear very distinct in the white, but good staining or shading techniques can bring out a beautiful, soft moving affect. In the better grades, the wood will be distinctly figured in the white and with good contrast and figure throughout most of the pattern area. This is what you are used to seeing on vintage Les Paul™ models. The best grades have the highest degree of contrast and intensity of figure and are the hardest to find and acquire. The higher grade quilted tops are the rarest, and thus more expensive than even the finest flamed top. The highest grade tops of both the flamed and quilted tops really are something special and will give an instrument a dramatic, eye-popping appearance. See how LMI describes FIGURED WOOD.

Maple tops are two (2) pieces – 20" x 7" (50.8cm x 17.8cm)

Available in 2 thicknesses
(unless otherwise stated):
   Top Plates (Les Paul™ carved tops) are 5/8" (15.9mm) thick  •  Drop-tops are 1/4" (6.35mm) thick