Natural or roasted swamp ash drop top that is planed, cut, jointed and bookmatched to multiple width and length options.
This is a stock item. You will not receive the one shown in the picture.
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.
Excellent quality! I'm going to make a couple semi-hollow guitars on swamp ash billets I have and this stuff is perfect!
Great Swamp Ash top. Nice grain pattern. Could only find these here at A.S.H. I got the natural piece. Surprisingly., the joinery cut was perfect!! Both pieces were straight as an arrow. No warp. Seamless. Great product, great price. Def no worries here. Will buy again if needed. 5 Starz!