Name of the Flame

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  1. CRobbins

    CRobbins Premium Member

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  2. Sct13

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    Not a historic, Standard or Trad....

    Very symmetric, wide flame, not curl, but......

    look at the examples....there is a test after classes
     
  3. Bottleneck

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    Ahhh...so Tiger it is!

    Thanks for the help.
    It is a 2001 LP Standard Plus.

    My ignorance in these descriptive matters reminds me why I have been sticking with Goldtops lately ;-)
     
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  4. Sct13

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    Also its whatever you think it is too its very subjective because of the diversity of wood. Don't worry too much over it. Nice gutar!
     
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  5. FennRx

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    How about some of this? ;)

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  6. LPCollector

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    Ron, I don't have any pictures of a BBQ top...do you??
     
  7. FennRx

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    nope. R9 should though...since he owned one. :laugh2:
     
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  9. Barker

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    :lol:... ahh my eyes!

    Great thread Mark!
     
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  10. Sct13

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    Sea Gull on the BBQ?

    This one did gave that grain that ran parallel

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    You can see it better here

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  11. Sct13

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    Here is an interesting read, I thought I would post this and there is a TON of info on this page I'll post the link, It a Wood working Glossary so one needs to sift through it, I was going to break it all down for us but holy crap.

    Anyway great resource, and it book marked for me;

    curly figure --- Contortions in grain direction sometimes (interlocked grain) reflect light differently as one moves down the grain and this creates an appearance of undulating waves known as curly figure. It is frequently described as looking like a wheat field in a mild wind, or the rippled surface of sand just under the surf at the beach, and can be so strong an effect that your eyes will swear that a flat piece of wood has a wavy surface. Many species develop this figure, maple being a very common example. Stump sections of trees often produce a diagonal, staircase-like curl referred to as "angel step" figure, and a rolling curl figure that is sometimes called "cross-fire". An extreme form of curly figure is called "fiddleback". The amount of curl in a wood sold as "curly" can range from almost none to truly spectacular, so this is not a term to be trusted via mail order purchasing. Below is a composite pic with numerous species with curly figure. To see more pics of wood with curly figure, click here: curly wood pics.

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    curly grain --- synonymous with wavy grain. If used as a synonym for curly figure then it is being used incorrectly.

    The page is

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

    Thank you to who wrote this stuff.


    And this one is for the science geeks like me, Not going to be PC about it. I am a science Geek and yes I watched Star Trek as a kid and I went to a Comic Con more than once. So that makes me a geek.

    http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/BF00368602?LI=true

    good article, a bit over my head in places but I get the drift....wood.....
     
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  12. No Quarter

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    Cool thread... :dude:!
     
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  13. Sharky

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    interesting read. Some coherences do not disclose at once, at least not for me, but after reading some sentences twice, it pretty well clears up.

    about 3 month ago I asked a luthier who has quite a name here in Germany, where the flames in the maple come from. His reaction: Shrugg! Now I could go and tell him
     
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  14. LPCollector

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    :applause::applause::applause:

    GREAT addition, Sct13!!! :thumb:
     
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  15. jamman

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    Hey Mark, Great thread , Thanks for putting it together . I'm sure it was a good amount of work and thinking about it now, I wonder why it wasn't done before . :thumb:
     
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  16. rsrd

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    Great thread! My favorite part is that Lumber Liquidators has an add at the bottom for laminate.
     
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  17. LPCollector

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    That's funny, Tom!!!!

    Maybe they supplied Gibson with the 2012 fingerboards? :hmm:

    :laugh2:
     
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    In the photograph you posted the top is Flat Sawn.
    If you look past the flame, at the grain, you will see
    on the lower left bout the grain forms a complete
    circle. (Like a Bullseye) The only way to achieve this
    is by Flat Sawing the wood. Both Quarter Sawn and
    Rift Sawn cut perpendicular to the grain.






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    Well Done:drool::drool::drool:
     
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  20. CRobbins

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    Here is a link to "Alembic" guitar and basses wood sample page, and their take on exotic wood, and guitars.:D


    Alembic - Wood Samples
     
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