Swamp Ash Body Blank

SKU:
SWMP-3P-1.75X14X20
Availability:
In Stock
$68.00
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Natural or roasted swamp ash body blank that is planed, cut and jointed to multiple thickness, width, length and piece options.
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AT A GLANCE

Natural or roasted swamp ash body blank that is planed, cut and jointed to multiple thickness, width, length and piece options. Bookmatched drop tops are also available here.

STOCK ITEM

This is a stock item. You will not receive the one shown in the picture.

CONVERT TO PAINT GRADE

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.

Q: WHAT IS A PAINT GRADE BODY BLANK?

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.

Q: WHAT KINDS OF DEFECTS MIGHT BE INCLUDED IN A PAINT GRADE BODY BLANK?

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.

Q: HOW DO I PURCHASE A PAINT GRADE BODY BLANK IN ADDITION TO MY APPEARANCE GRADE BODY BLANK?

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.

STRONG & DENSE

Swamp ash (or southern ash) is considerably lighter than northern ash. It is harvested from ash trees that have root systems below water level. As a result, the wood has large open pores that produce a well-pronounced high end, a distinct midrange, as well as a powerful low end.

American ash (Fraxinus americana) is considered to be a classic choice for guitar bodies due to its strong and dense composition. One of the most prominent differences between the two subspecies we offer--northern ash and swamp ash--is in its weight where one will be considerably heavier than the other. In addition, a difference in tonality should also be expected.

Reviews

  • 5
    Body blank

    Posted by Nick on 26th Apr 2020

    Ordered paint grade roasted swamp Ash 4 piece body blank and had em glue it up for me. Had to try really hard to find the where one piece of wood ended and another began. Really great wood at a great price

  • 5
    Swamp Ash

    Posted by Unknown on 26th Apr 2020

    Came flawless. Beautiful piece of swamp Ash. Was packaged nice, has no bad spots. Was surprised how promptly it was shipped and arrived

  • 5
    Swamp ash roasted

    Posted by Cam Turner on 20th Apr 2020

    This wood was amazing, I got it preglued and in 4 pieces and you can't even tell it's not a solid slab unless you look very closely. The roasted option is actually so nice looking that I decided I'm not going to paint it, the wood itself needs to shine!

  • 5
    WOW

    Posted by John A Carpenter on 25th Mar 2020

    just got the wood today, REALLY fast shipping!! all I have to say is, if this is what you guys consider "paint grade" I wished I'd found you YEARS AGO! this is SO much nicer than ANY ash I have seen in ANY shop locally. Thank you for the GREAT wood and the AWESOME price.

  • 5
    Great quality!

    Posted by Daniel Wolf on 10th Mar 2020

    Couldn't be happier, I only buy wood from https://americanspecialtyhardwoods.com/

  • 5
    Swamp ash body blanks

    Posted by Pete on 12th Dec 2019

    As always, I can purchase from American Specialty without seeing product before shipping. Materials provided are always top notch

  • 5
    Roasted Swamp Ash

    Posted by KR on 29th Nov 2019

    Awesome piece!