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Flame or Quilted maple?

nuclearfishin

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What's the difference between flamed maple and quited maple? Is it just how straight the pattern is? I've had people tell me my top wasn't flame when I call it flame. What's the difference? Please post some quilt pics if you got 'em.

Thanks!

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57darkback

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This is the 50th anniversary Heritage Cherry R9 that I got from Vic. I think it's more quilt than flame but most "quilt" tops that I've seen don't have the straight "flame" like this. But the top has a lot of movement so I guess I'll just call it a "sweet" top.
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/9250316@N02/3297575778/" title="09R9 003 by R7darkback, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3300/3297575778_70db271515_b.jpg" width="768" height="1024" alt="09R9 003" /></a>
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/9250316@N02/3296750879/" title="09R9 002 by R7darkback, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3391/3296750879_65b7b66cec_b.jpg" width="768" height="1024" alt="09R9 002" /></a>
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/9250316@N02/3297575322/" title="09R9 001 by R7darkback, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3656/3297575322_4f22388284_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="09R9 001" /></a>
 

DoubleBoogie

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Hopefully MikeSlub will chime in here and post a picture of his 99 Quilt top. That one absolutely defines what a quilt top should look like!
 

Beano Geno

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What's the difference between flamed maple and quited maple? Is it just how straight the pattern is? I've had people tell me my top wasn't flame when I call it flame. What's the difference? Please post some quilt pics if you got 'em.

Thanks!

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That's flame...and that's REAL nice!!!:peace2
 

nuclearfishin

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Wow, Mikeslub, those are some killer tops! Okay, here's another wrench in the works--I would have guessed many of the tops above are 'ribbon' vs. flame or quilted. Might as well get it all on the table, ribbon, flamed, curly, quilted, wave, rope figure, any others? I'm thinking the two main groups are flamed and quilted, and everything else just falls somewhere between those two.
 

138 bpm

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What's the difference between flamed maple and quited maple? Is it just how straight the pattern is? I've had people tell me my top wasn't flame when I call it flame. What's the difference? Please post some quilt pics if you got 'em.

Thanks!

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Personally, I would call this flame without hesitate!

Congrats for the guitar, btw. Looks killer :jim
 

Cody

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I consider it quilt when the figure has a very pronounced, thin "ridge" with deep valleys, as seen in MikeSlub's shots.

The OP is flame, and so is 57darkback's.

57darkback's guitar has a couple of streaks running on the bass side from the bridge/tailpiece that MIGHT just barely qualify, but a couple of streaks doesn't make it a quilt top.

IMO, of course.

:salude
 

MikeSlub

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Mike, with that many guitars do you go down the road of pickup / pots / caps swaps?

I've switched pickups on three guitars and pots/caps on two of those. I can get the variety of tones I want with the guitars as-is. :hank
 

sharq attaq

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This has to be the most 3D looking piece of maple figuring I've ever seen. It pops off a flat monitor like veins off Lou Ferrigno's biceps. You know...way back when.


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Not my cup of tea, but remarkable none the less!

:3zone
 
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