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Please help me identify what kind of wood is it.

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by chalie, Jul 20, 2012.

  1. Hi Guys,
    I bought a 1979 P Bass from a guy who broke-up his band and wonder what body wood is this bass as it is quite heavy. I think this bass has a natural coat on but due to high humidity environment it turned dark.

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  2. rodneyat

    rodneyat Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
  3. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
  4. HaMMerHeD

    HaMMerHeD Supporting Member

    May 20, 2005
    Norman, OK, USA
  5. Hi Guys,
    That is cleared now. It is my heaviest ash I ever have.
  6. HaMMerHeD

    HaMMerHeD Supporting Member

    May 20, 2005
    Norman, OK, USA
    Northern American Ash can be a good deal heavier than what they call Swamp Ash, even though it's the same species.
  7. Mr. Majestic

    Mr. Majestic Majestic Wood Supply Supporting Member

    Dec 3, 2005
    From Louisiana/In Arkansas
    Majestic Swamp Ash
    Fraxinus americana. White ash truly varies in weight. My father and I have been purchasing material from the same mills Fender got their ash from back then. We got our red & white oak, and ash from them, and built their homes, custom cabinets, moulding, front doors.......blah, blah, blah. Needless to say, back then Fender wanted cheap ash, not super light weight swamp ash.
  8. Guys, Thanks again for the info.
    Wonder if you can check from the picture weather or not this is original coating.

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