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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-18-2002, 01:24 PM Thread Starter
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Figured woods - More variation, please.

I love figured woods on guitar tops, but flame maple is probably one of my least favourites, and Ibanez seems to use a LOT of it.

I know Ibanez has done some nice figured bubinga veneers on some of the S-series models and quilted sapele on one or two RGs, but how about some nice double-stained quilted maple or burl walnut on an RG or S model?

Also, on the S-series models, why not make the body 50/50 mahogany + bubinga/maple/walnut/whatever instead of just a paper-thin veneer on the top? That would let the second wood contribute more to the overall tone. And speaking from experience, walnut sounds incredible.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-18-2002, 01:36 PM
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I'm with ya..flames are boring
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-18-2002, 06:32 PM
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I certainly dig the flame tops (which is probably obvious, since half my electrics have flame tops), but I do agree that a little more variety would be nice. The USA Custom Exotic Woods line was a great idea--choose quilted maple, flamed maple, or birdseye maple (or even lacewood). It'd be nice to see some more options!

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-28-2002, 09:07 PM
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I disagree on the flame maple tops. I personally love flamed maple , more so than quilted. But I also wish Ibanez would give many more options in woods. Spalted maple, bubinga, lacewood, korina, and all that good stuff. Right now Ed Roman is like the leader of guitar tone woods. THIS MUST BE CHANGED!!!
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