Drop Top – #1891 – 3A Grade Quilted Maple Color Value Tele 23.75″x17.25″x.26″


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Kiln Dried & Ready To Use
Species: Big Leaf Maple (Acer Macrophyllum)
Length: 23.75″
Combined Width: 17.25″ — 17″
Thickness: .26″

Telecaster Size

This set contains Color. Color is a term used for stain that naturally occurs in the tree either while living/standing or once a tree as been felled and is laying on the ground. If you are a beginner in the luthier world, colored wood will not sand out white and colored wood will have an effect on the dyes you use or finished color choices.

“Value” – A term Kimball Hardwoods uses to describe an item for sale that may have some imperfections inside the Template. To be considered a “Value” item these imperfections need to be minimal. Listed below is the imperfection or imperfections with this listing. Please review carefully before purchasing to be sure this item will work for you and your project.

This set contains Natural Stain and Fibrous Tear.

Fibrous Tear: A term used when there are face check or splits on the front surface or face of the set or block. It is also known as grain tear. The primary cause of this is a master billet or board that we can’t manage to safely and timely expel the water in the block during the drying process. In general it’s more common in higher grade of figured billets. This is caused to the heavy grain distortion trapping water in the block causing the wood to expel it out of the face too fast. 

Gray Stain is a stain that can occur due to two primary reasons:

  1. The most common reason: trees that are harvested out of season while they are sapping causing the tree to have excessive sap and minerals. If a tree that was harvested out of season is not properly and quickly dried it will produce gray stain or an overall silver-ish gray color.
  2. Wood can also produce gray stain if stack and stored for long periods of time exposed to oxygen and sunlight. This is more prevalent in Maples like Big Leaf Maple where on average more out of season wood is harvested than winter harvest wood. The main cause for this is due to where Big Leaf Maple is located some areas for an example the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. In some areas, they can see upwards of 150 days a year of rain which the rainy season directly relates to the winter harvest season. It can be impossible to get heavy equipment in and out of the woods this time of year.

Additional information

Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 26 × 13 × 3 in