Queensland Maple Ukulele Tops, Backs & Sides
The timber is lightweight, resonant and easy to work with, making it ideal for backs and sides and necks. Many of the Queensland Maple pieces we stock exhibit beautiful figuring, which gives a finished instrument a stunning look
Backs/tops and sides are available for separate purchase. It is common to use the same timber for the top as for the back and sides of a ukulele, in this case order two Tops/Backs and one set of Sides. If you are use using a different timber for the top, order one Top/Back and one set of Sides.
Top or Back = 2 x bookmatched halves or 1 x piece to make minimum 310mm x 240mm x 2.5mm
Sides = 2 x pieces minimum 480mm x 70mm x 2.5mm
- Back, tops & sides to build a soprano, concert or tenor ukulele
- Top or Back pieces can be used for either top or back
- Dried and ready to use
Look - Back and side sets have a diagonal flamy figure which changes depending on the direction you look at it. Colour is generally a pinky orange but can have grey hues.
Sound - It is a light weight crisp timber like Honduras Mahogany, but the sound is more suitable for classical guitars than Mahogany. Both Spruce and Cedar soundboards give a good result with a Queensland Maple back and sides.
Price - The price is very reasonable when compared to other tonewoods of its quality and beauty, because Queensland Maple is a local timber we can supply premium sets at a reasonable price.
Availability/Renewability - Good quality Queensland Maple is beginning to become scarce as less of the timber is being cut each year. Our sets come from naturally grown trees. There are plantations of Queensland maple but the timber is quite plain and not as stable as old growth timber.
|Part of Instrument||Back, Back + Sides, Sides/Ribs, Top/Soundboard|
|Country of Manufacture||Australia|