Swamp Ash (or southern soft ash)
is a very musical wood offering a very nice balance of brightness and warmth with a lot of "snap". It's a light weight wood.
A typical body will normally weigh under 5 lbs.
However these pieces that I have are extremely light!
The grain is open and the color is creamy.
I have a limited amount of very nice, light weight pieces of Swamp Ash, they are wide enough to use as one piece bodies*.
I also have a small supply of heavier Ash, that is great for a more "snappy" type of tone.
Many of the wood samples seen within this gallery have already been processed into instrument parts (bodies, necks etc. )
Therefore, individual selections are unable to be chosen from the wood photos seen within these pages...
However, if you have a certain piece that you really like, I will do my best to find a similar piece for you, from my constantly changing selection of woods.
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