So, about Japanese Maple…

We were offered a small parcel of this wood a little over a year ago by a sculptor from Eastern Europe. He has had the material for years and it is super-dry. We have never worked with this material before and love the red staining that appears throughout the wood in addition to some of the more “traditional” kinds of figure one normally finds in Maple. We have enough material for six or eight custom instruments and have no idea if we will ever get any more. Here is the first completed custom bass guitar made using this topwood and we can’t wait to build some more!

You can check out the specs on our Newborn Gallery at…

http://fodera.smugmug.com/Newborn-Gallery-Vol-IV/Newborn-997/

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