Right my friend is buying a vintage metal axxe wraith soon but I have a question about the tone wood. Its eastern poplar. Anybody know any thing about it as I'm personally only used to alder mahogony n basswood myself.

What kind of tone, weight etc.

Last edited by sajuuk at Feb 28, 2007,
I think it has a similar sound to alder and is used by some companies as a low cost substitute for alder. the warmoth website (www.warmoth.com) can give you more info if you so desire. I believe it is a bit lighter than alder as well. As a tonewood, it does the job but a lot of guitar snobs either won't or don't like it because it isn't used by most high end companies. It should sound fine but everybody has different hearing when it comes to tone.