what kind of wood is this

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by chalie, Nov 8, 2012.


  1. Hi. I am wondering what kind of wood is this on my 1979 P bass. I not sure if this the ash or other as the pattern is quite strong. Could it be a kind of pine !
    Please advise. Thanks.
     

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  3. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
  4. Mr. Majestic

    Mr. Majestic Majestic Wood Supply Supporting Member

    Dec 3, 2005
    From Louisiana/In Arkansas
    Majestic Swamp Ash
    Fraxinus americana, not Fraxinus profunda......most assuredly.
     
  5. curbowkid

    curbowkid Guest

    Jun 27, 2011
    Brooklyn, New York
    I case there was any doubt. Ash
     
  6. What brand of p-bass is it? If it's japanese it could be made of a wood called "sen", often referred to as "japanese ash". It's not actually related to "real" ash but it looks very similar. :)
     
  7. modulusan

    modulusan Supporting Member

    Sep 8, 2006
    its ash for me....Sen or japanese ash has more tight grain..
     
  8. wraub

    wraub

    Apr 9, 2004
    ennui, az
    deviated prevert
  9. wraub

    wraub

    Apr 9, 2004
    ennui, az
    deviated prevert
    Seriously though, if "sen" isn't ash, what is it?

    wraub
     
  10. Mr. Majestic

    Mr. Majestic Majestic Wood Supply Supporting Member

    Dec 3, 2005
    From Louisiana/In Arkansas
    Majestic Swamp Ash
    Most Fender ash blanks from that era, came from a Mississippi/Louisiana lumber business. There are 2 in Mississippi and 1 in Louisiana, very old mills. My family has been buying many different types of wood from them for many years. As a matter of fact, my father built the cabinets in one of their personal homes in the early nineties and I built the cabinets, moldings, etc. in one of their other homes around 2004. That home was the same home that Tim Mcgraw and Faith Hill were married; in Rayville, Louisiana. The company owner told me quite a long story of their connection with Fender in the past.
     
  11. Indubitably!
     
  12. Its from 1979 American P bass. Just wonder why it has a high wood grain. Thanks

     
  13. Awesome quote.
    Thanks
    :)

     
  14. Thanks to you guys so now I got it ... ash. Right.
     
  15. Itzayana

    Itzayana

    Aug 15, 2012
    Oakland Ca
    Looks like tree wood.
     
  16. sondich

    sondich Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 19, 2011
    Fontana, California
    General Manager: Commercial Forest Products
    yes. The grain is very vertical which may be causing some confusion.