Maple has been a beautiful and useful tonewood for over 100 years. It works well with other woods and provides the looks and sound quality that top builders and players are looking for.
A Drop top is a sliced set from a billet that is meant for a flat top guitar. Both sides are about .125" to .33" x 7" x 18" When joined up this will cover most standard sizes of electric guitars.
Grades on the Flame maple tops are highly subjective to the person and their experience. Below is a basic listing of how we determin the different grades for maple tops
Figure amount Depth Intensity Color
1a- small amount shallow low non-uniform color
2a- medium amount shallow low more uniform color
3a- medium amount medium medium uniform color
4a- high amount medium high uniform color
5a- high amount deep high uniform color