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    I was at a saw mill local to me buying some curly maple, when the guy drags this maple out and says, “Betcha ain’t never seen maple like this before”. Any idea? Looks like chip carving or fish scales. In real life of course it shows up much better.
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    Looks like quilted Big leaf to me.

    Did you buy it?
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    Nice. Sometimes called blister, I believe.
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    agree with the big leaf thought...nice looking stuff.

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    I remember a guy with a southern drawl who worked at “The factory” calling that “Bubble maple” it was very pretty, so is that piece.
    Again, did you buy it?
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    Beautiful!
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    Thanx guys! It’s on hold for me. Most boards are 15/16”x12” wide. Think it would look ok as one pc backs? It’s rather expensive at $4/bdft...

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    $4 a board foot is cheap for that wood.
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    Yeah, I was fooling around about it being expensive. I’ve got a local guy that treats me good!
    I bought a bunch of this 8/4 while I was there.
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    Keep that friend.
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    These are the backs of my two oddball violins made in 1915 and designed by F.M. Ashley of Brooklyn, NY. He loved quilted maple which is pretty unusual for violins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Garber View Post
    These are the backs of my two oddball violins made in 1915 and designed by F.M. Ashley of Brooklyn, NY. He loved quilted maple which is pretty unusual for violins.
    Interesting. Have you played one of them? Looks like difficult bow access. Was Ashley seeing guitars in his dreams? Any reasons, or patent claims for the shape?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard500 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Garber View Post
    These are the backs of my two oddball violins made in 1915 and designed by F.M. Ashley of Brooklyn, NY. He loved quilted maple which is pretty unusual for violins.

    Interesting. Have you played one of them? Looks like difficult bow access. Was Ashley seeing guitars in his dreams? Any reasons, or patent claims for the shape?
    Have I played them? These are the only violins I play. They are no more difficult to bow than a standard Stradivari or Guarneri. Yes they were patented. More info on my page about these violins including the patent.

    I actually love the tone of these—almost viola-like.
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    My A-50 has that maple!
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    My A-50 has that maple!
    Who built that mandolin? Could you send me some more pics of the back?

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    This is a c. 1942 A50, Gibson, easily identifiable by headstock. There is no FON or serial number. They were produced and distributed 1942 - 1946. I have had it for over 50 years and I got it from the original owner.
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