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Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by Bugeater281, Apr 3, 2017.
Isn't that the case with mahogany too?
I'm not to worried about the grain on the ash. It's really dense.
the oak in my guitar was not ll that heavey when compared to my swamp ash strat and mine had a tight grain .
One of the great things about wood is the way it varies from species to species and even from board to board from the same tree
Yes and also walnut. In my experience both are much easier to the grain-fill than oak or what fender likes to call "swamp ash."
If you look up oak in the wood database you'll see that it averages ten pounds heavier per square foot than soft maple
My first thought when I read the title I have to say...
@Bugeater281 Omaha??? me too!!!
Nowhere near as much as ash or oak. Mahogany is a much finer grain.
Yeah I can barely restring a guitar let alone build one.
Wood is such a beautiful substance. Smells and looks wonderful, can be powerful as heck or paper (get it?)thin.
Yours look nice.
I learned early after my first DIY Tele. Look at this nice black walnut. But it is only 1-1/4" thick. Oh!, a one piece white ash 5/8" clear top!
Nice, got my woods....
Weight? What had that got to do with it? My LP Customs were 12ish.
What, a Tele isn't supposed to be 12 lbs? I didn't know.
So search my posts over a decade ago and since for Two Ton Tele and you will see the beast.
But guitars don't have to be 12 plus lbs anymore. My Gibson LP is 71/4 lbs.
Of course, but my last LPs I sold in 1980. And 20 years later I logged on here and said... I have a shop and some skills and kids so I can't afford any LP anymore. I make a guitar!!
this beast is made of oak, it's a little heavier than my Les Paul but not much. I don't know if the oak has anything to do with it but this thing sustains longer than any other guitar that I have played.
As a mechanic. I love that f hole.
I appreciate/dig pupose specific artistic expression like this. Of course for me it would be a pedal wrench or cone spaner. ♤♡◇♧
Ya I am an industrial mechanic/machinist so this guitar was kind of a tribute to my trade. It was my first build and I knew literally nothing about wood. I made quite a few screwups along the way but the project taught me a lot about presicion woodworking and types of wood. I used oak for this one because it was free (an old door casing) it splinters really easily and the sawdust is nasty. But if it is all you have use it, you will learn a lot about routers and tear out.
Oak is great, other than it will dull the heck out of blades! Super excited to see your finished product!!! Best of luck!
I'll have to get some better pictures up but I got the ash neck cut out. Currently I'm debating what slotted fretboard I'd like to get from stewmac. Torn between maple and rosewood.
Cool... I been planning a build with an ash neck.