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What type of wood is the body on this guitar?

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Hello everyone,

Does anyone know what type of wood the body on this MIK Hamer Californian is?

Reading online, it seems like they made them out of different types of wood so I was hoping someone can recognize the wood grain on it from the picture.

Thanks!

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Looks very maple to me.  That era Korean Standards were maple.  Here's my sample:

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Korean - maple body, maple neck, rosewood board with duncan designed pickups and a licensed tremolo... :D

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That's what I originally thought but I'm not seeing the typical flamed maple look like the one Toadroller just posed (nice guitar by the way!).

Or am I wrong and even if it's maple it doesn't necessarily mean it has to have that flamed pattern?

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14 hours ago, wkhoury said:

Or am I wrong and even if it's maple it doesn't necessarily mean it has to have that flamed pattern?

Normally when someone references Maple it's just plain unless they're referring to "figured" Maple such as Birdseye, curly or Flame... there are so many varieties of maple in itself... figured maple is primarily used for aesthetic reasons "flame Maple necks are more prone to twisting"... here are the 4 most commonly used Maples YThQFw1.png

^^Plain^^ &  Birds Eye below

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^^Curly^^

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^^Flame^^

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Oh I see. Thanks a lot for the info guys. This forum rules, I always get great answers super fast!

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1 hour ago, Dave Scepter said:

Normally when someone references Maple it's just plain unless they're referring to "figured" Maple such as Birdseye, curly or Flame... there are so many varieties of maple in itself... figured maple is primarily used for aesthetic reasons "flame Maple neck are more prone to twisting"... here are the 4 most commonly used Maples YThQFw1.png

^^Plain^^ &  Birds Eye below

XgNCWGy.png

grkhetR.png

^^Curly^^

tLgerGs.png

^^Flame^^

Quilted maple added to the list:

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And some other variations-

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and here's a wood porn site for you 

http://www.hobbithouseinc.com/personal/woodpics/index.htm

 

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And THIS is Quilt!

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2 hours ago, cmatthes said:

THIS is Quilt!

you just had to throw that in the pot didn't you.

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I am a fan of all figured maple. ;)

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As long as it's not "Multi-lam lightweight pine."

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Starting to get stuffy in here. Must be the fumes from the woodgrain fillers off that other thread

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25 minutes ago, Ed Rechts said:

Starting to get stuffy in here. Must be the fumes from the woodgrain fillers off that other thread

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A little bit of this will clear things up...

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5 minutes ago, cmatthes said:

A little bit of this will clear things up...

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You got it ass backwards (pun intended), you need the cork AFTER the TexasPete. 

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