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FDP Forum / Fender Guitars: Telecasters / Does Fender use hard pine in the pine tele's

Tony F

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Jun 11th, 2016 02:18 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have a pine tele snd it's quite heavy. Noticeably heavier than my alder strat. I always though pine was a light soft wood and expected a light guitar. I just read there are hard pines that weigh much more than the soft pine counterparts. Anyone know about this?
Not a problem as the guitar sound awesome just curios about the weight.


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Jun 11th, 2016 02:25 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Totally depends on the origin of the wood (where it grew); same goes for any other wood.

A good example is mahogany: if the tree grows in a low-mineral area, the wood is light in weight. That same species, grown in high-mineral soil, produces wood that can weigh almost twice as much.

telegib

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Jun 21st, 2016 12:55 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have a Squier CV 50's Tele that is made of pine that is quite hefty. I wish it had been lightweight but it's not. It is still a very nice guitar though. Those Squier CV guitars are a great value.

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Jun 21st, 2016 04:27 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"I have a Squier CV 50's Tele that is made of pine that is quite hefty."

+1

My pine CV 50's weighs in at 3.8 kg (8.37 lbs).
Much heavier than I expected but not an issue for me. All my strats weigh around the 7-8 lb mark. (3.4-3.6 kg)

reverendrob
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Jun 22nd, 2016 05:37 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Damn, that's almost as much as my Les Paul (a hair past 8.5)

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Jun 22nd, 2016 09:53 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"...I just read there are hard pines that weigh much more than the soft pine counterparts. Anyone know about this?..."

There's as much as a 2:1 variation in density, hardness, and strength among the various species of pine.

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