My first experience with swamp ash. Weight feels like poplar. Very stiff. (No foul odor like burning poplar though.) Found a plank at Bell Forest 12 3/4" wide x 1 7/8" thick. Just need to attach small wings at the bout. Also got a quarter sawn piece for the neck. Planning a solid swamp ash body and neck with ebony fretboard, 3 pickups with a Schaller mega switch M, and a black Floyd Rose original. Sanded the body (that was the latest addition to the tool armory - a used Performax 16-32 sander. My Delta planer would plane up to 12" wide but no more. Dustin and Mike at Custom Wood Products were always more than helpful with their 42" drum sander (kneel down before it) but it seemed like a good investment.) down to 1 3/4", jointed the edges, marked the body outline and cut off two pieces to attach to the bout. Using Titebond I.