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Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Nicolay3535, Nov 4, 2011.
Alder or ash?
Judging from the pronounced grain, I'd say ash.
Another vote for ash
That's what I thought the gentleman whom I bought for didn't know so I checked the neck pocket. I thought it was ash I just wanted some opinions.
ash for sure
Its gotta be Ash.
Im working with Ash now and it has that open wide grain.
I been selling ash to many builders all over the world for almost ten years.......that is definitely ash
I'd say "ash", but it's been repeated too much already.
I wouldn't be too sure that it is ash. I have relatively limited experience with wood, but I know enough to know that a picture is not usually enough to identify wood; the color could be off, the grain could appear more pronounced than it is, open or closed pores cannot be distinguished...
To be honest, my money is on alder. I am working on a piece of alder right now that looks identical to that neck pocket. Also, I feel like alder would be a better choice than swamp ash for something that is going get painted black.
This is not a great example, but it is a picture of the piece of alder I'm working with now.
This is all in my experience, of course. Surely a wood expert out there (cough... Larry?) could provide insight.
I'd say ash, but listen to this knowledgeable guy.
Doesn't really matter anyways since it's been painted over!
True, but you can't really know how it sounds unless you know what kind of wood it is.
Here we go............
Good thread for me. Subbed...
My guess is Alder...
Alder is generally cheaper and has much less interesting grain patterns than swamp ash, which is why i said it would be a more logical choice for something painted a solid color.
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