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Can't recognize the body wood of my old bass!

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Skyboss, Feb 18, 2008.

  1. Skyboss


    Mar 6, 2006

    My old, cheap, Czech made Jolana bass has a great tone, attack and longest sustain, but the neck is crappy, so the bass is not playable. I like characteristics of the body very much, so I'd like to know what kind of wood is it. Seems to me it is maple, but which, hard or soft? Maybe someone can recognize it?

    Thanks :)
  2. Jared Lash

    Jared Lash Born under punches

    Aug 21, 2006
    Denver, CO
    Definitely not my area of expertise, but could it be Alder? That's what it looks like to me.
  3. MPU


    Sep 21, 2004
    Valkeala Finland
    I'd say alder too. Looks very, very much like alder we have here in Finland.
  4. I also think it's alder. Those little dark lines you see perpendicular to the grain are very charasteristic of alder.
  5. Mr. Majestic

    Mr. Majestic Majestic Wood Supply Supporting Member

    Dec 3, 2005
    From Louisiana/In Arkansas
    Majestic Swamp Ash


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