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05-02-2018 01:12 PM

Topic tags/keywords: guitar wood guitars

I hope I am posting this on the right topic or forum, anyway just want to ask help from you all,
I want to know what kind of wood this guitars are made of
1. Schecter Stiletto
2. Rogue RA-090
3. Squier by Fender Affinity
4. Jackson SLX Soloist

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#1 posted 05-02-2018 02:46 PM


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#2 posted 05-02-2018 03:17 PM


- TheFridge

Hahahaha! That’s a lot of mileage from an Alder joke.

To the OP: There are several different varieties of wood commonly used in guitars.
The necks are typically a good hardwood like Hard Maple, topped with a rosewood or ebony fingerboard.

On an accoustic style guitar, Soundboards are commonly Spruce or some other tonewood and the Bouts (bent sides) and backs are often exotic hardwoods.

Solid body guitars have a lot more leeway as to species and are often selected for aesthetics more than function.
If it is a painted solid body, I would suspect an inexpensive hardwood like poplar could be used.

I have a Schecter Exotic FM Bass that the neck is a through-neck laminated from Hard Maple and Bubinga strips. The body is Flamed Maple face laminated to a Bubinga body.

Even if you were to get the specs for one of the models you listed, there would typically be several woods involved in its construction.

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#3 posted 05-02-2018 03:38 PM

Do you happen to have any body/side/back pictures? The pictures at the top of the page from the link shared do not show much of the guitar, making the wood hard to identify. Several methods of identifying though:

1. If it is an electric, the retail is a cheaper (<$400), and the guitar has been painted, the body very well may be plywood- the neck could be most likely maple, ash, or mahogany, and the fingerboard rosewood or maple

2. Even higher end electric guitars may be constructed of plywood- if they are painted

3. High end electrics are most likely a maple back or something similar with a high end “veneer” over the top- these may have a sunburst paint job on the edges, or just be lacquered

4. Generally the fingerboards on any guitar, regardless of price, are rosewood or maple

5. If it is an acoustic, the top is generally Sitka or Englemann, or even Cedar. The back and sides of an acoustic can vary greatly- most commonly Indian Rosewood, Mahogany, or Maple- but basically any wood that can bend, is void of flaws, and is the correct size could be used. The necks can vary but are most likely maple or mahogany. The fingerboards, again, are most likely rosewood or maple.

Hope this helps- any more close up pictures would be appreciated. Dale

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#4 posted 05-02-2018 03:55 PM


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