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Discussion in 'Squier Tele Forum' started by sequencepro, Feb 25, 2020.
What kind of body wood does my 2013 Deluxe Nashville Tele have?
Most likely alder.
Yes, it's Alder, according to Fender's web site.
My Nashville, a 2012, is incredibly heavy at 9.45 pounds, according to my fish scale, but the neck is just awesome, and the tone, with the stock pickups, if really good. I think the weight adds to the tone, and sustain.
It's my No. 1!
Not to start an argument (ok, maybe) but my former #1 Tele, is swamp ash and 8 lbs, and my current #1 is Paulownia and 5 lbs.......and they both sound very similar. Why?.....they both sport Bootstrap Pretzel pickups, and vintage-style Wilkinson bridges.......and "I" play them.
@nojazzhere , I tell myself it the weight makes it sound good to justify killing my shoulder!
I had one for a couple years. Medium-weight Alder! Mine was around 8-8.5lbs!
Isn't paulownia similar to basswood where weight is concerned?
I'm told basswood is in the "lighter weight" class, but don't know if it's as light as Paulownia. Obviously, different pieces of wood can have different weights. My particular Paulownia body was 2.5 lbs, unfinished....don't know if that's typical. I just know, that at total guitar weight of a hair over 5 lbs, I have to use a wide, suede strap (that "clings" to my shoulder) to prevent neck dive.....but it sure is comfortable on a long gig.
Paulonia is lighter than Basswood IME. It's getting close to balsa!
I thought most Teles with non opaque see through finishes were usually ash?
Alder? This is a 2006 Nashville Deluxe.... and it is different. It plays and sounds GREAT. Someone before I got here neutered the Strat out of it and wired it up vintage style 3 Way Telecaster. I am working on put it back into fighting shape.