Maple is a hard wood with good sustain and excellent tonal qualities. Maple is a common and popular wood in guitar construction. It’s used in the tops, necks, backs and sides. Maple is mainly used in arch tops, because of its classy look and bright sounding. Traditionally, guitar necks are made from Maple wood because of its strength and ability to amplify the wood.
In addition to its beautiful look, Maple has a very good low-end response, plenty of projection and unbeatable clarity in the top end. Each wood pattern offer different sounds depending upon the density of the material. Maple offer rich overtones which favors the fundamental pitch.
600 – 750 kg/m3
White to off-white cream with a reddish or golden hue
Fine, even texture. Straight or wavy grain pattern
Musical instruments, turning objects, special wood items.