singing trees
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.