Any idea what this kind of flame is called?

alwittlich

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I should be receiving this R8 in a few days. It's a 2001, possibly a Custom Authentic since there are Grovers included in the case, it presently has some Klusons on it. Anyhow, I'm in love with the butterscotch finish and the flame top, wondering if anyone knows if there is a term for this kind of flame as it doesn't really seem to fit into the standard categories. I wouldn't call it a quilt. It's almost like "fuzzy" or something. Nice 3d from different angles, overall unique with some grain and mineral streaks as well. Anyway, let me know what y'all think. More pics will come on NGD. Thanks!
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Apologies for double posting the pics. Not sure what I did there.
 

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Somewhere between wide flame and quilt?

The "imperfection" of this top is what makes it perfect imo.

Love it, nice score!
 

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Looks like HRM top - hard rock maple (densest of the eastern maple
 

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Looks like HRM top - hard rock maple (densest of the eastern maple
Thank you. I’ll have to look more into HRM. Had heard of this eastern and western maple, but not so much hard rock. I wonder what if any effects it has on sound. Lord knows I’m digging how it looks.
 

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My avatar is an '01 RB, Patty Lou. Yours is more proof of the amazing tops they had that year.
 

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Not seeing any quilt at all there

very much a super hard maple look

that top should create an articulate and clean definition to the notes

bet it sounds amazing
 
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alwittlich

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Not seeing any quilt at all there

very much a super hard maple look

that top should create an articulate and clean definition to the notes

bet it sounds amazing
Thanks man. Will report back with sound reports as soon as I can.
 

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It's flatsawn, which has a more quilty or puffy look. I'd still call it flame though.
Agreed, more flame than quilt. Puffy is a good word for it. Kinda reminds me of clouds in a way.
 

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Love this top, including the fleck. Very vintagey. Enjoy in good health, congrats! :cheers:
 

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I've had a few with tops like that. I usually call it Flame with some soft quilt going on.

Looks awesome.
 

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I would call it flame, but I’m not great at all the variations of figure.

It really is a perfect, authentic looking top in my opinion. Not over the top, yet enough character that it is not too plain.
 


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