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 Post subject: maple or sycamore
PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 2:45 pm 
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First name: Rahoul
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Hello friends
is soft maple and sycamore same or different?
can we use it for flamenco and classical guitars?

also
is german maple little softer?
waiting for ur consultations


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 Post subject: Re: maple or sycamore
PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:40 pm 
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Maple and sycamore are broad categories of species. There are several species of each with very different wood qualities. That having been said, I have used platanus racemosa because it is an urban wood in California, and I like the idea of using reclaimed/urban woods. I can say that it is BEAUTIFUL. Flat sawn it has a figure like lacewood, and darkens with age to a medium-dark brown. I have used it for backs, sides, and even necks. It carves and bends easily. It is definitely softer than any maple I have used, but I don't know that to be a bad thing. To be fair, I reinforced the neck with two small CF rods. Not sure I would trust it for necks otherwise, but that is just seat of the pants figuring. It might just be fine.

Because sycamore is local to me, and maple is not, I would choose the sycamore over the maple unless maple is specifically called for. YMMV.

PS. I think this post got posted in the wrong sub-forum. Not sure it has anything to do with CNC.


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 Post subject: Re: maple or sycamore
PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:56 pm 
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thnks for ur reply
yes the topic got posted in wrong forum.
i reposted it in general forum


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