Some guitars are curly. Some are quilted. At least one is both. I can see
the difference in the look of the grain but how is this done? Is it a
natural occurance in maple or is there some technique I might wanna know
Would anyone care to elaborate? I'd like to know what in particular causes
maple to be curly or quilted and what would one look for in a maple tree to
identify the quilted and curly parts as opposed to the regular parts. I've
seen plenty curly maple on rifle stocks and fiddles and such but I've only
seen the quilted on these Paul Reed Smith guitars. I think it's pretty cool.
To my knowledge, no one knows what exactly causes the irregular grain
patterns found in many woods. Theories such as seasonal environmental
stress, disease or insect stress might all be true, but who knows?
As far as indentifying it - you know it when you cut into it and see it.
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