What kind of wood is this?

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  1. ironrat

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    Just curious. The manufacturer site doesn't tell what wood is this.

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  2. 6Steve6Harris6

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    Looks like ash to me.
  3. ironrat

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    ash? hmmmmm so thas why the highs sound sooo good
  4. Gord_oh

    Gord_oh Supporting Member

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    ash for sure.
    could be alder...but the grain has more ash like feature than that would.
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  6. Joel Graham

    Joel Graham I Brake for Basses! Supporting Member

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    Paulownia...
  7. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

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    You know, I'd say paulownia before I'd say ash on that body. It doesn't look like ash to me. Here's a paulownia guitar body.

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  8. gumbynotpokey

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    Ash normally has a larger and more open grain with significant curvature and less straightness than what we see here. I would like to know what this is too.
  9. RED J

    RED J Play what you want how you want & quit arggerin ! Supporting Member

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    ugamugabuglia veneered with spalted momagommaspeleno. Best tone wood .
  10. eddododo

    eddododo Supporting Member

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    Definetly not thinking ash. Not even a little
  11. throbgod13

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  12. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

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    No.
  13. cnltb

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    White limba perhaps?
  14. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Perhaps.
  15. georgiagoodie

    georgiagoodie It's all fun&games 'til the flying monkeys show up Supporting Member

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    that's what she said....
  16. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

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    Unobtaniumwood?
  17. fourstringbliss

    fourstringbliss Supporting Member

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    :D
  18. bassteban

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    Yay zombie-poker. BTW, ash:)
  19. Fenwick

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    I dunno, my vote goes to alder, looks like the stuff on American Fenders to me...
  20. Joel Graham

    Joel Graham I Brake for Basses! Supporting Member

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    It looks like a Chinese bass and that would be Paulownia... The stuff looks a lot like ash... Check out Gilmer Woods (dot com) for a blank for $120.00... It's regarded as a superior wood in China and it just happens to grow like wildfire...

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    I'd bet my coffin on it!! (What do I have to lose?)...
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