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Do You Think My Ash Is Too Heavy?

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by R. Stratenstein, Mar 8, 2018.

  1. R. Stratenstein

    R. Stratenstein Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Aug 3, 2010
    Loganville, Ga.
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    It’s a pretty little piece of ash, I picked up a couple of weeks ago to build my Jag-tribute guitar from. Only problem is, is that it’s not swamp ash, it’s, well, it’s ash-ash. I figure the guitar will use about 80% of this board, and the old bathroom scale (I don’t have a precision scale that will go this high) says about 9 lbs for this board, so that’s 7.2 lbs, and a Jag body has a good bit of contouring, and some fair-size routes for pickups and controls and whammy bar, so there’s some more weight off, right? So what say you, saw it up for baseball bats, or good to go, maybe with a few extra lightening cavities hogged out?
     

  2. LeftFinger

    LeftFinger Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
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    Aug 16, 2015
    Saskatchewan
    does my ash look fat in these jeans
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  3. R. Stratenstein

    R. Stratenstein Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Aug 3, 2010
    Loganville, Ga.
    I asked you first! But, no, not too fat. Maybe a wee bit blobby and mis-sharpen. But in a nice way, I mean.
     
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  4. LeftFinger

    LeftFinger Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    68
    Aug 16, 2015
    Saskatchewan
    I have some ash with the same problem

    But then I found some Butternut
    Not a bad match for just cutting a 4' board in two

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  5. Old Tele man

    Old Tele man Friend of Leo's

    May 10, 2017
    Tucson, AZ
    Everyone knows an "h" weighs less than an "s" (wink).
     
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  6. flyingbanana

    flyingbanana Poster Extraordinaire

    Your ash appears to be quite narrow...
     
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  7. drf64

    drf64 Friend of Leo's

    Age:
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    Jul 24, 2009
    Ada, MI
    I like big ash
     
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  8. whodatpat

    whodatpat Friend of Leo's

    Jul 21, 2007
    College Park MD
    You dance with the ash that brought you.
     

  9. Arch Stanton

    Arch Stanton Tele-Meister

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    Sep 18, 2012
    Dartmouth, NS, CA
    I picked up a nice looking piece of ash the other day too.
     
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  10. BigDaddyLH

    BigDaddyLH Telefied Ad Free Member

    I have never paid for a piece of ash in my life.
     

  11. slick4772

    slick4772 Tele-Meister

    191
    Jan 21, 2013
    Pittsburgh
    If you think you can get it to 6 lbs, I wouldn't think that's too heavy. I've seen some of the American Elite strats weighing 8.5 or more lbs. - so I'm thinking that all in maybe 9 lbs. Not the preferred weight, but not so bad that you scrap the idea for the project.
     

  12. Ebidis

    Ebidis Tele-Holic

    Age:
    51
    624
    Jun 27, 2016
    Alabama
    I have a Strat made from ash, and it is heavy. I don't know the exact weight because I don't have a scale, but it's like Les Paul heavy. I don't let it bother me though, because I love the guitar.

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  13. TeleTucson

    TeleTucson Tele-Holic Ad Free Member

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    Aug 6, 2016
    Tucson, AZ
    Do You Think My Ash Is Too Heavy?

    Too heavy my ash .... there's nothing better than a nice piece of ash.
     
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2018
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  14. Jupiter

    Jupiter Telefied Silver Supporter

    Jun 22, 2010
    Osaka, Japan
    Is this calculation based on standard thickness of 1.75"? 'Cuz I'd cut it thinner than that myself...
     
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  15. timfred

    timfred TDPRI Member

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    Mar 14, 2016
    Northern CA
    Looks like about 4/4 x 10" x 42"? Lessee, that's 9lbs/.243cuft = 37 lbs/cuft. Adjust to actual dimensions.

    Light Swamp Ash, light Mahogany, Spanish cedar are usually under 30lbs/cuft. That's a 7-8lb guitar.

    Maple and most ash-ash is 40-43 lbs/cuft. That would be a 10± lb guitar.
     

  16. nojazzhere

    nojazzhere Friend of Leo's

    Age:
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    Feb 3, 2017
    Foat Wuth, Texas
    Oh, Ho, Ho!......you think not???????;)
     

  17. igor5

    igor5 Tele-Meister

    Age:
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    131
    Nov 28, 2016
    Brazil
    I own a 8lb ash tele. so sweet
     
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  18. Torren61

    Torren61 Tele-Meister

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    Mar 12, 2013
    Humboldt County, CA
    Fify
     
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  19. I_build_my_own

    I_build_my_own Friend of Leo's

    Mar 9, 2012
    New York
    Rick, nothing wrong with a Jag that is on the heavy side - as long as it doesn’t have an identity crisis and thinks it a Les Paul :D
     
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  20. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh Poster Extraordinaire

    Jun 13, 2013
    Initech, Inc.
    Do You Think My Ash Is Too Heavy?

    I generally refrain from commenting on another man's ash.
     

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