While searching around on eBay, I came across this fully-loaded bass body for sale. The owner says it's a 1997 Fender (not Squire) MIM jazz bass. He notes that he believes the body is made from poplar because the finish is so thick. I don't know a lot about Fender instruments, but I've only heard of them using ash and alder. So I'm wondering... is this guys assumption correct? Has Fender ever used poplar? Here's a link if it will help: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=64400&item=7311684254&rd=1 Oh... if this thread needs to be moved, feel free. I figured it's a question about wood, so "Luthiers' Corner." Then again, it's also a question about Fender basses.