NGD Fender Strat American Deluxe Ash

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by _MS_, Jun 8, 2019.

  1. sgarnett

    sgarnett Senior Stratmaster

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    I don’t know if the term is ever applied to ash, but similar-looking grain anomalies in quartersawn spruce are sometimes called “bear claw”. It used to be considered a flaw. Now a guitar top with a lot of attractive bear claw is sometimes considered a premium.

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  2. Namelyguitar

    Namelyguitar Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Go Ash! No quilt here, and a thick maple top on one side.
     
  3. SAguitar

    SAguitar Senior Stratmaster

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    What a beautiful guitar you have there, congratulations! And yes, Ash does often exhibit those kinds of anomalies that just add to its personality and beauty.