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    I bought a guitar and the seller threw in this strat body to sweeten the deal. He claimed its ash but it looks to me like alder. If the pics are too grainy I can take a couple more.

    So what do you guys think? Ash or alder?

  • #2
    Nah.....more like red............
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    • #3
      not by that photo looks more like a Figured wood of some kind... perhaps maple.
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      • #4
        maple would be cool since I dont have any guitars made out of maple. What color would maple be in the neck pocket?

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        • #5
          I can't tell with all the reflections and with the camera so close to the body. Can you take a pic of the whole body?
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          • #6
            the 2nd photo looks more like ash... still hard to be sure though.
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            • #7
              who knows? could be sen...does it matter?
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              • #8
                ash is possible but you will probably never know for sure. I've seen all kinds of variety from ash.

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                • #9
                  The grain pattern on the comfort cut is consistent with that of ash, but it is hard to tell for certain under all that poly.
                  *actually after blowing the pics up and having a good look, yep thats ash, just not a particularly well figured piece.

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                  • #10
                    Imma say yeah, I think that's quite likely ash, so-so ash. Not bad ash, but not good ash either...


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                    • #11


                      Here is a pic of the neck pocket if it helps.

                      Yeah, I go back and forth. I have an ash strat to compare it with and the grains arent as well defined as the ash strat.

                      Anyways, Im plannin on buying a cheep right handed strat and swapping all the parts onto this body with a voodoo pickguard as a homage to Jimi. I think it will look cool with the upside down neck and bridge.

                      Also, I plan on using the highway one cuz of the fat headstock. I think it will look cool

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                      • #12


                        Im gonna paint the body white and use neck with maple fretboard

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                        • #13
                          Looks like a MIA body. It has the micro tilt.

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                          • #14
                            the seller said its a mia body and its an ash body. He even threw in a set of american standard pickups too

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                            • #15
                              Is there any reason you think he could be mistaken or misleading?

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