Maple tone woods
Maple a very light coloured tone wood with tight pores and thin grain lines. Because of its density and weight, Hard Maple tone wood is very bright with a lot of bite and a good sustain. It pronounces the upper mids and high frequencies most evidently, although the bass frequencies do tend to be clearly articulated. Maple tone wood also provides excellent separation (similiar to a spruce classical guitar but of its own character) allowing each individual note in a chord to sound clearly without blurring together.
Maple is less common as a top than it is a back or side but does appear from time to time. I have seen some very beautiful all male classical guitar. While some might claim that Maple tops tend to be more popular for the figuring it is also worth noting that its character definitely suits an acoustic that is intend for ‘plugged-in’ on stage use where crisp highs are vital to cut through a mix and rich lows tend to be EQ’d out by the soundman anyway.
Wether your shopping for a spruce classical guitar, a cedar classical guitar or a mahogany/maple classical guitar in the uk, our expert staff can help you find the right classical guitar for you in the uk.