pine bodies

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by icantaffordawal, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. icantaffordawal


    May 28, 2008
    anyone use one? is it bright or warm?

    i'm thinking of experimenting here...
  2. Rune Bivrin

    Rune Bivrin Supporting Member

    Oct 2, 2006
    Huddinge, Sweden
    They're soft. I built an elctric guitar from that 30 years ago. It was very light, and got dents very easily.
  3. uethanian


    Mar 11, 2007
    look at forget which guitar in particular, but one was made out of pine that was rescued from the had cracks, and wormholes, and even a few nails. but apparently it sounds good, so why not.
  4. jordan_frerichs


    Jan 20, 2008
    i don't think i could trust pine. would be great cause you can get alot for nothing. if i evev used pine i would do it for the wings, because i think most of the tension comes from the center of the instrument, from the headstock, down to the bridge. and i think pine would give way very easily and bend when put under the maain tension area. i might do it on a short scale, and put a real tough finish on it.
  5. Mr. Majestic

    Mr. Majestic Majestic Wood Supply Supporting Member

    Dec 3, 2005
    From Louisiana/In Arkansas
    Majestic Swamp Ash
    I sell ash to a couple of guys who use pine for making telecasters; they say the original Fenders used pine.
  6. eleonn


    Aug 24, 2006
    Lima - PerĂº
    Budman used a piece of pine a couple of years ago to make a body. You'd be able to find the thread about it if you use the search function.
  7. make a pine sandwich...

    hardwood laminate on back and front with a soft pine core.
  8. Jazzdogg

    Jazzdogg Less barking, more wagging!

    Jul 29, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    Pines can be as different as night and day, e.g., white pine versus southern yellow pine. If you select pine with suitable characteristics, assure it's been sawn and seasoned properly before milling and glue-up, and select appropriate finishing products (many of the same precautions taken into account when working with basswood), a "pine" body should be OK.

    Although a hard finish can help overcome problems related to denting, my greatest concern working with resinous or oily woods is their propensity for clogging abrasives, rasps, and files.
  9. I like to think outside the box but pine is not really something I wood be comfortable with but if it work :eyebrow: why not?I just wood not use it for the top or back or neck ("13strings" (youtube)) but I might sneak :ninja: some in somewhere :bag:
    Actually this is something I wood like to hear more about,anyone know anything about its tonal qualities :confused:

    And yes I know how to spell "would" I was just trying to save space :meh: well so much 4 that idea :meh:
  10. Worshiper


    Aug 13, 2004
    New York
    Yes but it was ponderosa pine...much different from homedepot pine... MUCH different
  11. envika


    Nov 27, 2007
    Bronx, NY
    Poplar or agathis are much better choices for cheap woods.

    Come to think of it, I LOVE agathis.
  12. jordan_frerichs


    Jan 20, 2008
    my vm squier p is made of agathis. never really loved in to the wood.
  13. loved in to the wood :confused: Jordan just what do you mean by loved in to the wood :confused: take a cold shower or something damn :rolleyes:
  14. jordan_frerichs


    Jan 20, 2008
    DAMN IT DAMN IT DAMN IT! (smashes crappy keyboard) i ment to say "looked into that type of wood" as in researched it. I efing hate typing.
  15. I Pine fir a new Bass.
  16. eleonn


    Aug 24, 2006
    Lima - PerĂº
    Well not sure. There is no ponderosa pine here... neither Home Depot!! :p
  17. Aaaah shades of Danelectro!
  18. lurking_bassist


    Jun 28, 2008
    hehe, i get it... "pine" "fir" a new bass... is that like the Monte Python Parrot Pining the Fjords? "ees not dead... ees pining fir the fjords!"