Quilt maple

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Quilted maple back & side
on Gibson Dove 1 of 20

Quilt or quilted maple refers to a type of figure in maple wood. It is seen on the tangential plane (flat-sawn) and looks like a wavy "quilted" pattern, often similar to ripples on water. The highest quality quilted figure is found in the Western Big Leaf species of maple. It is a distortion of the grain pattern itself. Prized for its beauty, it is used frequently in the manufacturing of musical instruments, especially guitars.

See also[edit]

Flame maple


External links[edit]

Media related to Quilted maple wood at Wikimedia Commons
Media related to Quilted maple top guitars at Wikimedia Commons