Name of the Flame

shesrealfine

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Hey, I just noticed, my CR8 is in this thread!




So are you saying it's ribbon curl? I'm glad to know what it is, I would have probably called it pinstripe. I was pleasantly surprised to find a couple in BOTB that look very similar!
 

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This is my multiple-personality 2010 R9:



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Love the color, you'll have to do a NGD thread!~ :)
 

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really glad this post has come up - i have been doing some research on my Custom Shop LP Custom 68 re-issue lately - really just wanted to confirm if the finish was antique natural - but having read this post am also a little unsure what the cut/flame type is - the main grain is obvious from the pics but there is a secondary grain that runs in the same direction as the neck and is more subtle.Would be glad of any info thanks

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Great post, i knew nothing about 'stripeology', until now, thank you! Now i know my R9 is a 'chevron'.
 

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Name of the flame.

We have had a lot of questions around here lately regarding descriptions of the different types of flame….notice that I said description and NOT definition.
I will do my best to clarify the descriptions, as I see it.

As with all things pertaining to Mother Nature.…there are no absolutes.
One can even have a conglomeration of different types of flame on a single top making their description a Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious style of verbal exercise.

For this exercise, we will concentrate on the tops that are best described by a single definition.
I am going to generalize and speak in very broad strokes, to some degree.
We will not be speaking of Blister or Bird’s Eye, as I define those as figure and NOT flame.

TYPES OF FLAMES:
1) Curl
2) Ribbon Curl
3) Flame
4) Tiger Stripe
5) Pin Stripe
6) Fiddleback


Where does quilt top figure in here (pun intended)? Probably in the depths df the flame, below "curl"!?





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delawaregold

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The Flame you are detailing came from the book “Beauty of the Burst”.
It describes Vintage Les Pauls from 1958 to 1960. The specifications for
those years was for the Maple to be Eastern Hard Rock Maple, as that
was the type of Maple growing locally to the Kalamazoo Factory where
Gibson sourced their wood. Eastern Hard Rock Maple does not develop
it’s Flame in a Quilt Pattern, so it was not included in the book. Quilted
Maple is almost always found in one variety of Western Maple.
Due to its stunning appearance, it was used by Gibson as far back as
the mid 1970’s, and is associated with Reissue Les Pauls.






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Pulled this one from Japan....... Gibson seems to send them some amazing tops.





 


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