For The Love of Flame...

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Some really gorgeous flamed LPs in this thread!

Do you guys think that a guitar has to have a color, along with the figured maple, to be considered a flame top? I am of the opinion that the flame is really in the maple, and color has nothing to do with it.

Well l’ve only got one guitar that has a maple flame top,.....but there’s no color,...and it’s a Studio! It’s Natural!



This same Studio also came with a rare flame mahogany neck and headstock!

 

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Some really gorgeous flamed LPs in this thread!

Do you guys think that a guitar has to have a color, along with the figured maple, to be considered a flame top? I am of the opinion that the flame is really in the maple, and color has nothing to do with it.

Well l’ve only got one guitar that has a maple flame top,.....but there’s no color,...and it’s a Studio! It’s Natural!



This same Studio also came with a rare flame mahogany neck and headstock!

It’s has nothing to do with the color. The wood is called flame maple because of the patterns in the wood itself.
 

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It’s has nothing to do with the color. The wood is called flame maple because of the patterns in the wood itself.
Unless it's a Foto-Flame. I don't think Gibson ever did that. Fender did, on both US and import production, and Epiphone and other budget lines are also big on veneers.
But at least with a veneer, the figuring is still *in* the wood, despite the fact that the veneer is "on" the wood.
 

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Veneer at least still has the 3D effect. I don't mind a good looking veneer on a cheaper guitar.
 

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Unless it's a Foto-Flame. I don't think Gibson ever did that. Fender did, on both US and import production, and Epiphone and other budget lines are also big on veneers.
But at least with a veneer, the figuring is still *in* the wood, despite the fact that the veneer is "on" the wood.
Foto-flame isn’t even wood; it’s a picture stuck on to the guitar. I wouldn’t say that’s in the same league or even discussion. :)
 
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Some really gorgeous flamed LPs in this thread!

Do you guys think that a guitar has to have a color, along with the figured maple, to be considered a flame top? I am of the opinion that the flame is really in the maple, and color has nothing to do with it.

Well l’ve only got one guitar that has a maple flame top,.....but there’s no color,...and it’s a Studio! It’s Natural!



This same Studio also came with a rare flame mahogany neck and headstock!

Yours is among my favorite [non gold] guitars on this site...

So awesome!

-Chris
 

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Damn otter thats a sexy geetar.
Thanks you! I actually don't have that one anymore since I traded it for one similar that has an ebony board. I''ll never get that top back though. :dunno:

:cheers2:
 
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