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Anyone Know what this is?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by 311fan, Mar 2, 2006.

  1. 311fan


    Jul 20, 2004
    Salt Lake City
    I bought one of these off ebay not knowing what kind of wood it is. Does anyone know what it is.

  2. tribal3140

    tribal3140 Banned

    Nov 9, 2004
    near detroit...uh
    3pc Alder or maple, cant tell for certian from the picture.
    its the color of alder but under the finished are the grain sort of looks like eastern maple

    Probably alder though
  3. JSPguitars


    Jan 12, 2004
    Grass Valley
    You could try sending a message to the seller asking what kind of wood it is...
    Basswood/poplar, just to throw 2 more ideas out there.
  4. orlfl


    Jul 22, 2005
    That is from a Saga kit so it is basswood.
  5. tribal3140

    tribal3140 Banned

    Nov 9, 2004
    near detroit...uh
    I keep forgetting they use basswood for instruments!
  6. Daytona955i


    Feb 17, 2005
    Albany, NY
    Weigh it. If it's basswood it's probably 4 or 5 pounds, and if its maple its probably like 6. Looks like basswood though.
  7. orlfl


    Jul 22, 2005
    I'm tellin ya... it's basswood.