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Quilted Big Leaf Maple 12th fret Double O
Completed Feb 5, 2010
This guitar is real eye candy. That's even before talking about it's surprising power.
It's always a treat to hear how powerful and clear these little OO size guitar are. This being a maple guitar, the wood also adds a bit of extra brightness to the mix. This guitar gives a vary linier response to the intensity of playing.
Speaking of Maple... This is not the maple most people are used to seeing. Maple furniture, floors, cabinets, etc are usually made out of a very blond coloured, and very hard lumber that most often comes from the Sugar Maple trees of north eastern North America. Sometimes Soft maple may be used as well, but Big Leaf is different from all these. The Big Leaf Maple trees are native to only the coastal areas of western North America from Oregon to southern British Columbia. If you have ever been out there and seen Maple leaves over a foot in size, that's the tree. The figure of Big Leaf is strikingly different from the flame or birds eye people are familiar with in maple lumber, this pattern is usually called "Quilted". It make for stunning luminescence.
The tone of Big Leaf Maple guitars are a little more warm than regular maple guitars mainly due to a lower stiffness and density, but still noticeably more bight than a Rosewood and even a Mahogany guitar.