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Discussion in 'Non-Fender S-Type Guitar Forum' started by Believer7713, Jul 25, 2021.
Never seen grain that tight on ash. If it is, that’d be the first.
I think it’s something else.
Def not fir then.
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.
I believe it to be Sen. Also called Japanese Ash or Sen Ash.
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.
Ash. def not Doug Fir.
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.
Whitetail or Muledeer ? .
The greater population we have around here are whitetail so...
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.