#2
I think you answered your question. It's hard to make, thats why you don't see it.
Gear:

Guitars
Martin DSR
Taylor 214e
Fender Strat
Epiphone 335 Dot
Carlo Robelli Acoustic

Amps+Effects
1978 Fender Pro Reverb
Boss Blues Driver
Boss Super Overdrive
EHX Holy Grail
Boss DD-20 Giga Delay
#3
curly maple is usually soft maple birdseye I've seen used a few times (its hard) and quilted is soft I believe. I'm not saying soft cant be used, but hard would be better I'd imagine.
#4
i have some severely curly hard maple. birds eye is so clicheeee. i think i am going to do it. and just make the whole damn guitar a curly maple guitar. i have 8/4 14'' wide curly maple... that would make a nice one piece body.
#5
A friend in HS had an RG with a vintage tint flame maple neck and fingerboard. He had a bit of an in with Ibanez so I have no idea where it came from.

T'was absolutely the most beautiful neck I've ever layed my hands on.
我会关闭我的耳朵,和我的心; 我会变成一个石头
"I will close my ears and my heart and I will be a stone"
#7
Wouldn't it be too delicate?
我会关闭我的耳朵,和我的心; 我会变成一个石头
"I will close my ears and my heart and I will be a stone"
#9
Physical abuse, perhaps, but there can be upwards of 120lbs of pressure on a neck/fingerboard.

Personally, I wouldn't want semi-rotten maple in that equation
我会关闭我的耳朵,和我的心; 我会变成一个石头
"I will close my ears and my heart and I will be a stone"
#11
Yes, that works for me

A multi-lam neck would probably tide me over too, personally though, I think flame maple is where its at when it comes to a beautiful neck...

我会关闭我的耳朵,和我的心; 我会变成一个石头
"I will close my ears and my heart and I will be a stone"
#13
I think so

However, unless I hit the mega-millions I don't think I'd ever commision a guitar with such a neck.

Pretty, yes; Any more functional than a plain maple neck, no.
我会关闭我的耳朵,和我的心; 我会变成一个石头
"I will close my ears and my heart and I will be a stone"
#15
I will keep that in mind
我会关闭我的耳朵,和我的心; 我会变成一个石头
"I will close my ears and my heart and I will be a stone"