This is a 1982-1983 Guild SB-202, originally candy apple red. Stripped and stained around 1994 revealing the wood grain. EDIT: This is the finest staining job in the history of luthiery, taking two solid weekend afternoons and almost a 12 pack of the cheapest beer money can buy...because the quart of stain was a lot. Hand rubbed I might add. I've seen several posts claiming their Guild SB-202 is mahogany. Older Guilds like a B-302 (made right before 1982) were mahogany, and the B-302A was ash. There was never an "A" wood designation for 202's. Guild was known for using both woods for basses in this time period. The 202's were only made for two years and then the Pilot basses were introduced. Painted Pilots were usually poplar starting in 1984. EDIT: Poplar was added to this story as a red herring, it's not poplar. I bought this bass new from a local RI dealer. When I asked the wood type, he said "probably ash" -- I think he may have said Northern ash, can't remember. This dealer used to drive to Westerly RI and pick up guitars at Guild -- he's been inside there many times and I never questioned it. EDIT: The same guitar shop owner routed out the pickup cavity for the P, that's when he said ash. I originally routed it out with a 1/4" paddle bit making a series of holes with a hand drill...which are still there...just a little cleaned up. I always assumed ash, so here it is. What is it? Ash Body? Maple Neck? It's 10lbs, 8oz. EDIT: I might unstain it and start over. Or, buy the beat-up one in the TB classifieds make a twin. EDIT: I sanded the back and took more pictures. Hope I didn't hurt resale value. Seems like one piece?