Early 60s jazz bass. Ash or alder

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Janalex, Jul 10, 2013.

  1. Janalex


    Jul 4, 2013
    How can you tell if a precbs bass is ash or alder particularly when custom color? What percentage were alder? Is alder favored?

  2. very early 1960 Jazzes had ash for the blonde AND sunburst finish (and since they're semi-transparant finishes, you can tell by the grain), after that it's alder for everything, except blonde (exceptions always possible, but they are rare).