Yep! It's wood!

Discussion in 'Non-Fender S-Type Guitar Forum' started by Believer7713, Jul 25, 2021.

  1. RL21980

    RL21980 Senior Stratmaster

    Messages:
    1,061
    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2014
    Location:
    Somewhere in the Ford Galaxy...
    Never seen grain that tight on ash. If it is, that’d be the first.
    I think it’s something else.
     
    abnormaltoy likes this.
  2. StratUp

    StratUp Senior Stratmaster

    Messages:
    3,615
    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2020
    Location:
    Altered States
    Def not fir then.
     
    abnormaltoy and Believer7713 like this.
  3. dirocyn

    dirocyn Most Honored Senior Member

    Messages:
    5,475
    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2018
    Location:
    Murfreesboro, TN
    Asian made, they got a few species of wood that we Americans might not think about.

    If it was fir it would smell like Xmas trees when you cut it.

    I've never seen ash with such a straight, fine grain. If it's an Ash, it's not one that grows around here.
     
    RL21980, abnormaltoy and rolandson like this.
  4. Believer7713

    Believer7713 The Pink Bunnyman Frankenstein Silver Member

    Age:
    47
    Messages:
    14,681
    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2016
    Location:
    KC
    I believe it to be Sen. Also called Japanese Ash or Sen Ash.
     
  5. dirocyn

    dirocyn Most Honored Senior Member

    Messages:
    5,475
    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2018
    Location:
    Murfreesboro, TN
    Sen Ash is noted for an unpleasant acrid smell when freshly cut, and it is common in parts of china. I think that may be it.
     
  6. of this world

    of this world Senior Stratmaster

    Messages:
    2,608
    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2021
    Location:
    same as before
    Ash. def not Doug Fir.
     
    Believer7713 and abnormaltoy like this.
  7. Tremoluxer

    Tremoluxer Strat-Talker Gold Supporting Member

    Age:
    69
    Messages:
    478
    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2020
    Location:
    Ypsilanti, Michigan
    Ailanthus is a possibility. Native to China, planted worldwide as a decorative tree. My great-grandfather cut one down in the 1920s, in Michigan. I have a chunk of it sitting on top of the bookshelf across from where I'm sitting.

    Yes, the end grain is very similar to lumber from several different Fir trees including, Grand, Noble, Pacific Silver (all are sold as "Fir," flat grained or quarter sawn). Finding Fir with that tight of grain was becoming difficult 20 years ago; the best was usually from barely-legal harvesting operations in Coastal British Columbia. I machined thousands of board feet of Fir into custom cabinets and furniture when I lived in the Pacific Northwest. It can be easy-to-frustrating to work with.
     
  8. StratoMutt

    StratoMutt Most Honored Senior Member

    Messages:
    8,029
    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2019
    Location:
    SE Pennsylvania
  9. fattboyzz

    fattboyzz Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    56
    Messages:
    3,087
    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2017
    Location:
    Newnan ,Ga.
    Whitetail or Muledeer ? . ;)
     
    Stephen James and Believer7713 like this.
  10. Believer7713

    Believer7713 The Pink Bunnyman Frankenstein Silver Member

    Age:
    47
    Messages:
    14,681
    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2016
    Location:
    KC

    The greater population we have around here are whitetail so...
     
    Chipss36, fattboyzz and StratoMutt like this.
  11. davidd47

    davidd47 Strat-Talker

    Messages:
    141
    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2012
    Location:
    non ya
    Tight grain on American Ash is out there. Check out the bookmatching of the grain also. Here are a couple of examples. Before and after. 1959 Ash body (Assembled 7lb 6oz) and 1968 Ash body (Assembled 7lb 4oz). Everything I end up with has already been refin'd and modded so my interest is more in a resto-mod player than originality. So don't hate. I enjoy doing that stuff almost as much as playing them. IMG_6030.jpg IMG_6033.jpg IMG_0725.jpg IMG_2188.jpg
     
    fattboyzz and Believer7713 like this.