Flame Maple is a type of figured Maple that features unique waves or ripples in its grain. Appearance-wise, it is pretty similar to an Oak, but with the brightness of a Spruce. In regard to sound, Maple is most comparable to Cedar in that it is woody, sweet, and rich. A very complex tonal makeup, strong in the treble and midtones. It is more commonly used for bindings, rosettes, and inlays, but definitely holds its own as a top and body wood. If you are interested in similar sounding or looking ukes, browse our website and use our search filters. Otherwise, get in touch with our team who will do their best to find the uke for you.