what kind of wood is this

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  1. chalie

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    Hi. I am wondering what kind of wood is this on my 1979 P bass. I not sure if this the ash or other as the pattern is quite strong. Could it be a kind of pine !
    Please advise. Thanks.
     

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    Fraxinus americana, not Fraxinus profunda......most assuredly.
     
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    I case there was any doubt. Ash
     
  9. Jaldegren

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    What brand of p-bass is it? If it's japanese it could be made of a wood called "sen", often referred to as "japanese ash". It's not actually related to "real" ash but it looks very similar. :)
     
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    its ash for me....Sen or japanese ash has more tight grain..
     
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    Seriously though, if "sen" isn't ash, what is it?

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    Most Fender ash blanks from that era, came from a Mississippi/Louisiana lumber business. There are 2 in Mississippi and 1 in Louisiana, very old mills. My family has been buying many different types of wood from them for many years. As a matter of fact, my father built the cabinets in one of their personal homes in the early nineties and I built the cabinets, moldings, etc. in one of their other homes around 2004. That home was the same home that Tim Mcgraw and Faith Hill were married; in Rayville, Louisiana. The company owner told me quite a long story of their connection with Fender in the past.
     
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    Indubitably!
     
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    Its from 1979 American P bass. Just wonder why it has a high wood grain. Thanks

     
  18. chalie

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    Awesome quote.
    Thanks
    :)

     
  19. chalie

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    Thanks to you guys so now I got it ... ash. Right.
     
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    Looks like tree wood.
     
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    yes. The grain is very vertical which may be causing some confusion.
     

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