Wood Atlas - Xylarium
The sycamore maple (Acer pseudoplatanus) is a deciduous tree in the maple family. When this species grows in a special pattern, it produces a fantastically decorative 3-D grain alternatively called curly, fiddleback, or flame maple, which is primarily prized among makers of musical instrument because of the excellent sound quality it produces. The sycamore maple can grow as high as 100 feet with a stately age of 500 years. It is especially at home in hilly landscapes between 1,500 and 5,000 feet above sea level and is native to Europe and western Asia.
The wood is hard, dense, and excellent to work with.