Hey y'all, I recently decided to strip down my strat and give it a natural finish look. And getting down to the wood, I'm curious about what y'all think it looks like. I always thought that it was alder wood. But now that I"ve gotten it sanded down, I feel like it doesn't look much like alder... Am just being crazy/paranoid here? lol It's my understanding that the mim strats from this year were made from alder or poplar...and it doesn't look like poplar. So any responses on this would be awesome. Also, it seems like the sides were made from a different darker) wood? Is this normal, and is this an actual different type of wood? Or simply a veneer that was put on top of the body. Thanks y'all!