Doctor Turn wrote:
So ya think that alder is a plain unfigured wood good only for colored/opaque finishes?
I give you--one of the coolest alder superstrats on earth (unless the guy is mistaken and it's ash.. which based on the figure wouldn't totally surprise me):
Not only is it clear on alder, it's a satin finish on alder, which usually doesn't bring out the figure the way a "deep clear" poly does. Really cool Bolt Plus. Rosewood board. Hardtail. Looks like it might be a 1 pc body. Wicked.
Ah to have limitless disposable cash. Ah to be wealthy.
That one is Ash, for sure. The light color of the wood (Alder is typically a little darker) combined with the huge grain contrast. I've spent plenty of time around Ash, Hickory, and Black Walnut trees (I used to cut them down and split them as a young teen).
If you look at the grain patterns in the blue guitar, they're the same type, and also gorgeous. This guitar just makes me smile. This is a shot of my personal C/K collection as it is today.
The green one I believe is also Ash, based more on weight, though the grain is pretty mild, and Alder looks pretty similar. Under brighter light, however, the contrast comes out, and it looks very much like Ash.