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Fender Poplar Bodies?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by teej, Mar 30, 2005.

  1. teej

    teej Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 19, 2004
    Sheffield, AL 35660
    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:

    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. :meh:
  2. CamMcIntyre


    Jun 6, 2000
    That sounds right. My 97 Fender MIM jazz is poplar. :)