You got that right, airy like whip cream ...I got it held in my vice to keep it from floating away.
Give it a chance. It may be on the soft side as far as maples go but it's still going to be quite a bit harder than something like cypress.Brian McCombs wrote: ↑Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:20 pmYou got that right, airy like whip cream ...I got it held in my vice to keep it from floating away.
I get a non-inspiring tap-tone out of it. Sort of rubbery in fact....
I put a cedar top on it and braced it as lively as I could.
We'll see... but I am seriously wondering: what is going to keep this thing from folding up like a jackknife at concert pitch?
I love the look of that plain maple. Don't think I've seen that before. Super cool. Nice job.geoff-bristol wrote: ↑Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:58 amI have just made a plain maple guitar - ready now to string. This is hard EU maple - basically sawn plank stock from a local specialist yard.
If you don't want 'bling' - the cost is nothing. This back and sides pro rata - were £3. I bought the plain maple for bandings really.
Even plain maple has a lovely sheen. This is just a seal coat of clear shellac.
maple-plain by Geoff Richings, on Flickr