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SpaceForRent
03-30-2019, 10:18 AM
I dont know if flame box elder is any good for making instruments, but damn is that pretty! I'm sure some of the talented luthiers here could do amazing things with this.

https://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=116586&d=1553976923

Chopped Liver
03-30-2019, 11:28 AM
I've seen Native American flutes made from it.

PetalumaRescuke
03-30-2019, 04:48 PM
I'd like to see what a quarter sawn plank looks like. I think it should spectacular as well.

SpaceForRent
03-31-2019, 02:48 AM
I did some digging. Box elder is actually the softest of the maples. Probably too soft for the thin slices needed in a stringed instrument. Would probably work as a veneer on laminated backs and sides, though.