Natural or roasted alder body blank that is planed, cut and jointed to multiple thickness, width, length and piece options.
This is a stock item. You will not receive the one shown in the picture.
We understand that not all guitar bodies are going to express their natural appearance, especially if they are going to be concealed with another material.
For your next build, perhaps you are going to conceal your guitar body with another material. A paint grade body blank is available for guitar bodies that will NOT expose any of its base material.
Defects may include inconsistent grain color, orientation and/or overall appearance. They may also include structurally sound knots and/or worm holes that do not exceed 3/16" in diameter. You will NOT receive a body blank that includes large knots (3/16" and over) and/or cracks within the Stratocaster pattern area.
Step One: After selecting your specifications, ensure that the "Convert To Paint Grade" checkbox is unchecked and select "Add To Cart". This will add an appearance grade body blank to your cart.
Step Two: With your specifications still selected, check the "Convert To Paint Grade" checkbox to convert your body blank to one that will be of lesser quality, but will still be suitable for paint coverage. Select "Add To Cart" to add your body blank to your cart as a separate item.
As a professional session musician and Luthier enthusiast on the side, I've bought maple for my new pedal steel and this alder body blank for a P BASS and couldn't have been more happier with the detail and quality American Specialty hardwoods puts into their stock. The wood is strong, straight grain, and has a defined pitch and harmonic overtone.
I had an alder blank planed to 1.5 inches and sent out. The wood is beautiful and the glue up is perfect. I also had an outstanding customer service experience when asking about a planing and gluing.
I got the paint grade. nice piece . Im going to paint it in a "Texas Tea" color. Making a tele