Alder (Alnus rubra) is the perfect all around electric guitar body wood: it's lightweight, effortless to work and finish, and it sounds amazing. It's an all-round great choice for building a guitar with great sustain and sharp attack.
Length x Width: 20.500" x 13.500" (520.7 mm x 342.9 mm)
Thickness: 1.750" (44.5 mm)
Weight: 8.70 lb (3.9 kg)
Fender's main wood from the 1960s onward, Alder is a big part of what we know as the vintage Fullerton sound. Alder has a handsome, subdued grain that makes it ideal for both solid and translucent colors. The pale sand color makes a great surface for your custom finish.
Tonally, Alder is light-weight and produces an extremely resonant guitar or bass, with a focused midrange and bright highs and clear lows. It has excellent sustain and the tone is pure and clear, without unwanted overtones.
Alder is a perfect choice for first builds. It cuts, sands, and glues extremely well. Additionally, as Alder is closed-grained, it does not require filler. It accepts stain well and is very easy to finish.
The expertly joined blanks are thickness-sanded, and ready for bandsawing and routing in your shop.
All WOODSTAX items come with our standard 100% guarantee. If you are unhappy with the wood once you get it simply return it in its original, unworked condition for a full refund or exchange.
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