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FDP Forum / Fender Guitars: Telecasters / Identifying Ash vs. Alder

roadhog96

USA / CT.

Feb 24th, 2016 08:52 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

How can you identify an Ash body? Are Ash bodies one peice and Alder 2 piece?

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Repeat
Feb 25th, 2016 03:21 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

No, either could be multi-piece.

Generally, clear/natural and sunburst bodies are of ash. Painted (and some sunburst) bodies are alder.

The reasons are ash has a more attractive grain pattern with great texture and usually some contrast in the grain. Alder is a smoother, plainer-looking grain.

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Feb 25th, 2016 08:15 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Here's an example of a 3-piece American sunburst Tele...

...and it's alder, too

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