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?
     

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  2. Lyle Caldwell

    Lyle Caldwell

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

    M_A_T_T

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

    Mudfuzz

    Apr 3, 2004
    WA...
    Alder.
     
  5. Bassic83

    Bassic83

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

    budman Commercial User

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

    Suburban

    Jan 15, 2001
    lower mid Sweden
    Alder.
    Could be basswood or agathis, too, but probably not poplar. And definitely not ash!
     
  8. 5thString

    5thString

    May 5, 2004
    Definitely Alder!
     
  9. andvari7

    andvari7

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