Well like I said in the video you really can't see the finish very well on the camera.
i was debating using korina for a top or maple. I wanted maple because I wanted the 3D look that comes with the dye. But I wanted Korina because I wanted the black streaking. Looking in the Paint section on the warmoth website they've got a strat body with a maple top shown for the dragonburst and I really didn't like the way it looked.
When i opened the box i was blown away. The pictures on the website don't even really show the effect you have looking at this thing. Its not quilt maple but there is still this hypnotizing 3d effect. Its like the wood itself under the laquer is still alive. and especially when you see it out int he sunlight it just shimmers and sparkles underneath.
The Korina almost looks like pressure treated lumber.. at least on my guitar it does. The figuring for Korina has so many different looks depending on where they get it from the tree. I've seen a couple on showcase that looked like spalted maple they had so much crazy black streaks in it. And I've also seen some that are just straight white.
I dont think they grade Korina like they do maple. but if you call in i'm sure the guys will help you out picking a figure or even work with you to pick out a specific individual piece of wood. Of course that costs more money, all I did was ask them to make sure it had black streaking in it like a picture of one i saw ont he showcase that disappeared the day before i was going to buy it. (who ever you are that lurked that day got a good prize :sad: :doh
and it was better than the one I saw in the picture. and it didn't cost me anything extra.