Whats the main difference between them if used for the body of a Telecaster?
For example would Aldar give a higher tone or would pine?
Your bad you mean Alder.

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And a great piece of pretty much any wood will yield a great instrument, the tone just differs. Not worse, or better, just different.

A crap piece of alder will sound pretty blah.

A crap piece of pine (of which there are a lot) will also sound a bit blah.

etc. etc. You could liken it to women. Which would you prefer, French, Italian, or Russian?
Last edited by ljohn at Oct 8, 2009,
Pine is way too soft to be of any worth. Ash is a better choice.
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The original Telecasters where Pine I think. If you want to be true to the oldies, go for that. It is pretty soft though.
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Orignials where made of swamp ash, alder and yellow pine, the main reason they used yellow pine is becuase of it abundace and price, they only used it for a few years. Swamp ash is the most disereable tone from a vintage Tele, although I prefer Alder, swamp ash would be the "classic" tone choice. IMO
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