So as you picked up on from my ivory question thread, I was given an old piano. More specifically just some bits of an old piano. The main frame section which holds the hammers, the keys and the hinged section. Now, the hinge section is a fairly cheap wood, probably pine with a fancy veneer. Which isn't much use. The keys are most likely made from basswood, with ebony and ivory toppers. However the cross beam sections are made from a hardwood. I am not 100% sure what, I have seen some suggestions that it might be mahogany or maple, but it looks more like beech to me. Inspired by the Rick Toone guitars and some guitars made from old ammo crates I decided there was a fun build to be had in using this wood and parts. The plan is to basically use as much of the piano wood as possible. Using Ebony for the nut, bridge, knobs etc. I might even add in a built in mute function using the original piano mutes. I am thinking that the cross beams will glue up to make an upper shell, then the basswood will glue up to make a bottom shelf with an air gap clean between. Hard to describe but its inspired buy a few of the Rick Toone builds. Here are two designs so far, traditional p-bass shape, or custom 'toone-inspired' ergonomic design. And here is a close up of the wood and the awesome model/name which I plan to try and keep intact. Any suggestions on what the wood is would be great! I will be using the wood regardless, but it would be nice to know what it is. It looks like beech to me, but doesn't feel heavy enough to me.