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Old October 7th, 2013, 06:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I found a dirt cheap tele of some sort

But I'm still considering it, coz I already have two Asian junkwood Les Paul copies (I must admit one of them is pretty nice player, though). Can you tell by this pic what kind of wood is this guitar made of?


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Old October 7th, 2013, 09:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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No, but I like it
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Old October 7th, 2013, 09:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Cannot tell from the pic but if it sounds ok why worry?
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Old October 7th, 2013, 10:00 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Asian junkwood brazilian crapwood canadian dungwood rotten swampwood its all the same.
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Old October 7th, 2013, 10:03 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Agathis maybe?
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Old October 7th, 2013, 11:12 PM   #6 (permalink)
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that relic is so bad its kinda awesome...
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Old October 13th, 2013, 03:50 AM   #7 (permalink)
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the grain looks like ash, if the wood is fairly hard and not too lightweight that might be another clue.
hard to say from a picture but you may have a decent body at the least.
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Old October 13th, 2013, 05:59 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I'd play it. How cheap is "dirt cheap".
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Old October 13th, 2013, 06:13 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Years ago there were guys that bought the original Danelectro's line. People thought they were wasting money. Turned out to be very wrong.
I like the fact that it looks like someone has played the fire out of it.
Depending on how cheap, I would buy it, and proudly play it;.
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Loud and proud with that one mate
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Do they sell telecasters at IKEA for now ?
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Old October 14th, 2013, 06:25 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I agree with bellytelly, the grain looks like Ash. I lkike it.
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Old October 14th, 2013, 10:47 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Most likely agathis
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Old October 15th, 2013, 01:19 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Looks like poplar
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Old October 18th, 2013, 08:12 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Perhaps Sen? That is an asian species often called "ash".
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Old October 26th, 2013, 09:11 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I wonder about the stories it could tell. Plug 'er in and let 'er scream!
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Old October 27th, 2013, 09:42 AM   #17 (permalink)
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6 or more planks with the grain changed for each one, you do this if your timber is crap and/or you live in high hunidity to stop your coffee table warping.
Still it has good looking grain patterns and great natural rustic colour, sand off the rest of that paint and seal it with clear poly

I may turn my home made coffee table into a Tele one day
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Old October 27th, 2013, 12:52 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Great look. Seems like an ash to me.
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Old October 29th, 2013, 07:51 PM   #19 (permalink)
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DaveA.. it's ALSO done, by lesser cost lines, to build MORE bodies from "off fall" cuttings... what Fender would consider WASTE SCRAP on HIGHER priced models. Just like today... your 3/4" plywood is REALLY now only 11/16 ".... most people never noticed the change.. but the manufacturer gets every 12th sheet of product "FREE" that way.....

you are correct tho, narrow wood, reverse grain glue-ups help fight warping, AMERICAN furniture companies have done it for 200 years... especially on painted type furniture. or very dark stained products.
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Old November 1st, 2013, 12:40 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Don't think its ash, the grain does't seem to have the open pores, like oak, and the color ,is too dark. It looks like poplar to me, but could be just about anything. The worn away finish looks contrived to me.
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