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Swamp Ash Body Blank

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Build your dream guitar! Our swamp ash blanks are the perfect starting point for making your own solidbody guitar or bass.

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Swamp Ash Body Blank
Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
0368 Swamp Ash Body Blank Yes
3 or more $101.07  

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They're joined, thickness-sanded, and ready for bandsawing and routing in your shop.

Approximate dimensions: 13-3/4" x 20-1/2" x 1-3/4" (349.25mm x 520mm x 44.45mm)

Swamp ash has bold grain that's appropriate for clear or tinted finishes. It's lighter in weight than Northern "baseball bat" ash, for good tone. Ash is open-grained, and filler should be used to level the pores before applying a finish. This is a joined 2-piece blank.

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Swamp Ash Body Blank
Swamp Ash Body Blank
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4 4-14-2014
Good Ash

I bought a 2 piece ash blank to use for a bass guitar.

endrey  Russia
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5 12-07-2013

I goth this fine piece of wood two days after my order and its just fabulous. It has a very nice grain, and its also pretty light-weight.
This 2 piece blank is an amazing type of wood to build strats and its totally worth its price.

Omar's Guitars  Ma
5 4-19-2013
Totally Natural!

My first fully hand-made and crafted electric guitar. I love natural wood and this is a nice example!

Amazing Natural Look!  Switzerland
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5 5-22-2012
Beautiful Timber

I purchased a Swamp Ash Body Blank in order to satisfy my taste for the ultimate sound and to showcase my handywork. What I recieived from Stewmac was a perfect 2 piece Blank with beautiful figure to the grain. It was also nice and light weight. The best was still to come when I got to string up and hear all the characteristics that I was hoping to achieve. Thank you for supplying such a wonderful product. I will definitely be purchasing again and recommending Stewmac!

Greg W.  Brisbane, Australia Read my reviews (2)
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4 2-11-2012
The foundation of a great guitar.

I have built and played many great guitars from Stewmac's Ash bodies and think they are of great quality and sound. For a 2 piece body their grain doesn't always match perfect, however without tracking down and hand-picking one-off pieces individually, these do the job nicely.

T Copley  Australia Read my reviews (22)
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1 11-15-2011
Not swamp ash!

I agree with the previous reviewer in most parts. The wood have a nice grain pattern and the joint is nicely done. However there is no way that this can classify as “swamp ash”. I am very well aware that there is no specie that is called swamp ash and therefore open for discussions.

However I have received a body blank that weight in on 4.6 kg/10.1 lb! On top of that the tap tone is a dull “thud” and not the ringing open airy tone I expect from “true” swamp ash. I have bought swamp ash bodies from SM before a they have been significantly lighter, making for example one of the lightest telecasters I have ever experienced, even though I have the added weight of a Bigsby on it. This will make a heavy 70’s style Tele body and should never have been advertised as swamp ash in the first place, rather as standard weight ash to separate it from heavier pieces.

So I’m sorry to say but this item is, as it was advertised as swamp ash, sub standard.

Peter Naglitsch  Sweden
StewMac responds

We're very sorry to hear you were unhappy with the Swamp Ash Body Blank you purchased. We're happy to hand select the finest piece we have in stock, at no additional cost, just let us know when you place future orders. With any of the products you purchase from us, we will gladly refund or offer an exchange for any unaltered item that doesn't meet your expectations. Thank you for your candid feedback

5 4-19-2011
Couldn't be better

You won't get a better piece of ash for this price. The only way to make this any more user friendly would be if it would read your mind and carve itself.

MoorMusic  Switzerland Read my reviews (44)
5 2-20-2011
if i said you had a beautiful body

what a beauty,i was very impressed with this. Nicely joined, a very attractive grain, ideal for my first build project.

kieron uk  somerset Read my reviews (3)
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5 2-17-2011

If you are needing of a ash body blank don't think twice just buy from stewmac store that you will be happy with the quality of the product. This is the best online store that i ever bought!

Very good quality  Brazil
5 7-16-2010
Beautiful Ash! Lightweight and good grain structure.

I bought a 2 piece ash blank to use for a Telecaster. No planing was required. Lightweight (for ash). and the grain was matched up perfectly, this is going to be a nice guitar.

Schuyler  San Francisco, CA Read my reviews (15)
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