I'm going to start the rebuild project on my speaker cab pretty soon. I'm converting a headless MG250DFX 2x12 into a 1x12 cab for my DSL40C so I need to make a new baffle. I was going to use 3/4" Birch ply and reached out to a friend of mine who has a nice home shop to see if he can help me with the speaker cut out. He said he has Maple I can have and that it's characteristics are somewhat similar to Birch. He thinks he might have both solid and ply. I did some checking and from what I can find Maple has a similar high end resonance of pine and the low end thump of birch ply. The only drawback was weight but for my project it's just the baffle so I'm not concerned about that. Pretty much everything I read defaults to birch for the baffle and there isn't much else on maple. Also, a lot seem to suggest ply vs solid. I don't know if it's a cost thing, or functional, or both? Part of me is wondering if I'm over thinking it because the rest of the cab is MDF. I'm just trying to avoid having to redo it if maple is not a good option. What say you Marshall forum?