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Center block wood type ID (see picture)

wood experts, what wood are you seeing in the center block photographed.
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Re: Center block wood type ID (see picture)

looks like quarter sawn maple, some lighter oak variants can kinda look like that. It is a little hard to tell from the picture.
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looks like quarter sawn maple, some lighter oak variants can kinda look like that. It is a little hard to tell from the picture.
I agree, the grain looks like quartersawn maple to me, but the colour is like 'light oak'.
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Re: Center block wood type ID (see picture)

thanks guys. any chance it could be spruce or mahogany? the outer plies/pieces (to the left and right of the larger center strip are maple by all indications right?
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Re: Center block wood type ID (see picture)

This is a DIFFERENT guitar (my AM200). Some reference it as Maple/Spruce/Maple???
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Re: Center block wood type ID (see picture)

Spruce is not a wood I'm overly familiar with to be honest, but in its Sitka variety it's a close grained wood like we have here. I'm used to it having a more yellow hue, but I haven't really come across a lot of it 'raw' and unvarnished.
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I have seen some woods billed as 'mahogany' that were about that colour, but whether it was 'true' mahogany, is another matter...
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Re: Center block wood type ID (see picture)

Do you believe the am200 center block (3rd picture) is a different wood than the first guitar's center block (first two photos)? I'm 99.9% sure both these center blocks are MAPLE/WOODTYPE/MAPLE. But in the first example (first two photos) the center WOODTYPE looks so much different than the MAPLE sides though?????

just an FYI the AM200 top/back (left edge of photo) is burl mahogany for reference (it's an '89 and legit).
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Re: Center block wood type ID (see picture)

i hadnt thought about it being spruce, but it could be. the grain looks similar to spruce but i haven't seem it used in solid bodies. I have seen some really light mahogany, but that grain pattern doesn't look right for it to be mahogany.

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