Dismiss Notice

Psst... Ready to join TalkBass and start posting, make new friends, sell your gear, and more?  Register your free account in 30 seconds.

What type of wood is this?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by tim oconnor, Jan 2, 2005.

  1. I'm looking for a body for a fretless neck I have and saw this. Curious of the wood used. The rings and grain seem too uniform to be ash. Anyone have an idea?

    Attached Files:

  2. Lyle Caldwell

    Lyle Caldwell

    Sep 7, 2004
    That could be alder or ash.
  3. M_A_T_T


    Mar 4, 2004
    Doesn't look as 'grainy' as ash.
  4. Bassic83


    Jul 26, 2004
    Texas, USSA
    Alder or poplar is my guess.
  5. budman

    budman Commercial User

    Oct 7, 2004
    Houston, TX
    Formerly the owner/builder of LeCompte Electric Bass
    Another vote for alder.
  6. Suburban


    Jan 15, 2001
    lower mid Sweden
    Could be basswood or agathis, too, but probably not poplar. And definitely not ash!
  7. 5thString


    May 5, 2004
    Definitely Alder!
  8. andvari7


    Aug 28, 2004
    A fine-looking alder body, from what I see.