Name of the Grain

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  1. dsmcl77

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    my LP mahogany body being a well centered flat sawn...cut in half it would be called quartersaw I guess?
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    I've heard that cut that way, the curve facing the mapple top, brings more treble, which is the case with mine indeed. The curve facing the other way should cut the treble, but I never had the chance to try one.
     
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    that's interesting, I never heard that before....:hmm:
     
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    Thank you for the information
     
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    that would be wavy flame or pinstripe curl.yours is a lttle more pinstripe curl but looks a bit like page 49 of the beauty of the burst to me.
     
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    I can tell you that Gil Yaron probably knows more about Les Paul guitars and wood in general than any other human alive at this time.

    I find that his observations are not only spot on perfect but that he has done the research so when he answers a question, you know that you're getting an answer that has not only been researched academically, but practically as well.
     
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    that is quartersawn maple top. those weird grains are called Medullary Rays; which appears when a wood is perfectly(90degrees) quartersawn.

    the medullary rays is also a way to know the grain orientation on a neck. if its at the bottom center(12 or 6 o'clock pos.) of the neck, its is quartersawn. if it is on the sides(9 or 3 o'clock pos.) its flatsawn. in between, riftsawn.

    quartersawn neck:
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    flatsawn neck:
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    Thanks man
     
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    Great thread!!! Very helpful.:)
     
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    Wow Awesome thread. Beautiful pictures...
     
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    I believe grain orientation , in the mahogany, does effect tone somewhat. As you get closer to quatersawn, the grain going vertically when viewed at the endpin, the wood would tend be stiffer and a bit less resonant. It would sound different, and it would be up to individual taste as to which is preferred. The grain of the maple also effects tone generating "vibration nodes". Contrary to popular belief, many highly figured maples are of lighter weight and are less dense than their "plain" cousins. Again, personal taste would be a factor of which you like....I like them all!(lol)
     
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