A term describing consistent ripple figure running across the grain. Fiddleback is not commonly found but occasionally occurs in Mahogany, English Sycamore, and Anegre. The term fiddleback comes from the veneer's popularity in making violin backs.
Describes wood, usually maple or mahogany but can be any wood, with Curl or Tiger grain material with fine grain used in the manufacture of violins, hence the name.
This is a decorative wood figure caused by wavy grain. Fiddleback wood is prized for this distinctive characteristic.