Hardrock Maple

(Acer Saccharum)

OTHER COMMON NAMES: Hard Maple, Rock Maple, White Maple, Sugar Maple
Note: We have found this species to be the best overall material for Neck Wood. On occasion figured pieces are used for Body materials.

 

#1
3 Pc Maple Neck w/Oil Finish

#2
3 Pc Maple Neck w/Catalyzed Laq

#3
5 Pc Maple/Bubinga Neck w/Oil Finish

#4
5 Pc Maple/Morado Neck w/Catalyzed Laq.

Origin Northeast USA & Canada
Avg. Weight (@ 6-8% moisture) 3.8 Lbs per Bd. Ft.
Weight Classification Medium Heavy
Where Used on Smith Basses Laminated Necks
Tone Produced on Smith Basses Mainly Used as Neck Wood
Stock Availability Creamy White (#1 White Grade)
Avg. Age of Wood in Stock 4-10 Years Acclaimed (Kiln & Air Dried)