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I thought that, too. 

So, I looked it up - says they are both the same thing!  I always thought "curly" maple had shorter, fatter striations while "flamed" had the long ones.

I was curious why we don't see lacey or birdseye - both striking.

...darn, now I have to go find out! 

 

Also, meant to ask if you have the same stamp/engraving on the back of the neck of your Breton? 

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Yes, "Breton" is carved, or pressed, into the wood. Some "Bretons" don't have that.

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ELCB

I've read may people feel birdseye maple back fiddles are very bright and harsh sounding under the ear.

If that's true they may cut through the mix of a recording with other instruments and sound good.

Unfortunately I have no experience with a birdseye maple backed fiddle.

 

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I've never looked these things up.

I have seen "curly mango" ukuleles and such and had a vague notion that curly just meant the grain wasn't straight. Maybe not, this one is clearly flamed, but it really doesn't look like the one I saw. I think you can also get tops made from boluses/knotted wood, for appearance, but not for the sound, I guess.

I had no talent as a woodworker at school, unfortunately (I'd love to have been a luthier, but maybe that's just my latest fad!)

https://www.wood-database.com/.....ceae/acer/

https://vermontwoodsstudios.co.....urly-more/

So it seems that curly maple and flamed maple are synonyms?

(sorry, I think Emily said that, but I had forgotten what the thread was about, lollumpy-2134)

Andrew

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