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Zero G
08-13-2010, 12:23 AM
On the spec sheet of my new Anderson Classic, it says the neck wood is hard rock maple. Anyone know what "hard rock" maple is as opposed to just maple?

Sikor
08-13-2010, 02:58 AM
It's much better for hard rock playing! :D

Sorry, I couldn't resist :hide2

Drowned Rabbit
08-13-2010, 03:05 AM
I believe it has to do with where the tree was harvested. I seem to remember that Hard Rock Maple means it comes from the U.S. I could be totally wrong though.

Big Harry
08-13-2010, 04:37 AM
Why don't you ask Tom Anderson directly on his site?
He is one of the nicest (if not the nicest) guy in industry .

pcovers
08-13-2010, 06:11 AM
Google

The American species are actually divided into two groups:
hard and soft. Sugar maple (or rock maple:acer saccharum) is the
most common hard maple, the most commercially important and the
most abundant type found in the U.S.

K-Line
08-13-2010, 07:00 AM
Hard Rock maple just means it is not the soft species. There are many. The Mapke I use for my necks comes from canada. Nice maple for sure. I get a jug of syrup with it as well! I built a T out of the stuff years agao with P90's, wow!

antojado
08-14-2010, 05:34 AM
I built a rocking chair for my mom out of hard rock maple (pun not intended), and it is indeed hard. I sanded it down to a semi-gloss shine before I even applied any finish. Dulls the tools.