Roasted Alder

Discussion in 'DIY Strat Forum' started by Ian Ashdown, Apr 13, 2020.

  1. Ebidis

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    Ok, you are right , and I am wrong. I am an idiot, and you are smarter than everybody.

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    I think you are both mostly right though....the woods using on guitars are properly dried and ll never have serious issues....also the roasting does get rid of the sap in the wood,improves the look and makes it smell delicious...it doesnt hurt so the only question is if that is worth the extra dough...

    For me i would definitely do it for the good looks and the smell:D.If i was particularly worried about stability i would get a multi-laminate neck;).
     
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    Not trying to be a d1©k.

    I'm just stating that a pre-dried plank of maple isn't going to make an 'unstable' body due to moisture, ever.

    ... Unless the curing oven was broken and nobody noticed I guess.
     
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    lammie200 Senior Stratmaster

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    I have never seen alder look like that. It looks to be ash to me.
     
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    I was going to say the same thing. A really good Alder grain is comparable to a below average Ash grain. I am so disappointed Fender has dropped Ash. For opaque paint jobs who cares but that beautiful ash body with a transparent or clear finish, gone fuhevuh.

    NC

     
  9. Ebidis

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    I specifically was talking about Maple necks, and eliminating the need for finish. I said nothing about stabilizing bodies.
     
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    1st post says you're looking to buy a Roasted Alder body lol
     
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    Not me, I'm not the OP. I was only commenting.
     
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    There is no denying the fact that roasting wood makes it more brittle, “harder.” Seems at least likely to me that that change would have some affect on how the wood pieces of the guitar respond when vibrations are passed through them. And they do look great.
     
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    I did a crazy thing. I had bought a Stew Mac tele thinline body and I decided to "roast"(probably baked more like it) in the oven for several hours. the body shrunk a fraction but all is good. It is now the body I used to build a newly finished brass top tele partscaster. Sounds really good and looks good also.
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    What is a “nice stable body”?
     
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    I owned an Ancho Poblano Strat with a roasted body. The guitar was very light and sounded fantastic. How much of that had to do with roasting? I have no idea, but the CS Strat that I have now is lighter and sounds better, and wasn't roasted - just sorted for weight during the build process.
     
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    when im asked if i want it roasted or toasted i tell them no thanks i already am.
     
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    @The Strat Dude ,

    I think that's the greatest video I've ever seen, next to the one they did about "Rainbows Flyin' Outta Unicorn Butts". Thanks for some comedic relief here! You too, @henderman !

    Whew! I think we all have too much free time on our hands lately, huh?
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    Just found out my Roasted Alder body and Roaster Maple Graffiti Yellow Strat HT will be Shipping from Warmoth tomorrow. Can’t wait!

    Ian
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    What was the lead time?