Origin: Pacific Northwest
Used on: AD27e Flametop
Though rarely used as a top wood, Big Leaf maple boasts a remarkably distinct voice as a soundboard, serving up a chunky, earthy tone that might remind players of old-school parlor guitars or vintage acoustic recordings. With its fat, woody response, maple translates the player’s unique stylistic tendencies and playing technique into a signature sound for each pair of hands that plays it. Maple with striking visual figuring heightens its appeal as a tonewood, complementing bold sound with equally dazzling aesthetics.
Goes well with: Any player hoping for a rustic character in both sound and style.