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Can figuring develop over time, or am I going mad?

JustinFun

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Apr 17, 2021
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Hi all, first post *waves*

is there a consensus as to whether maple figuring can develop over time? Google doesn’t seem to help.

I would have thought that the obvious answer was ‘no’ - figuring after all is down to how the wood has grown, and it’s not doing much growing when it’s glued to a slab of mahogany.

But if so, how come my 1995 Std, bought from new when I was 18, has gone from a plain top to a (modest) Birdseye one?

I don’t have a ‘before’ pic I’m afraid, but this is how it looks now. D8216D1A-89E5-48DC-A12D-12C2C560718B.jpeg
 
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corpse

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Figure does not develop but finish- particularly the clear coat- discolors. But to me this tends to hide rather than reveal- but there is such a thing a color "sympathy"- complimentary colors and all of that. Not an art guy but I paint as a hobby and I cannot believe the colors that happen when one color get applied in a translucent coat over another- both good and bad.
 
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