I have a squier deluxe quilted flamed whatever super high end strat. But I want to know what the body wood is. The site says it could be either alder or agathis. Does any body know a difference in looks of those woods? There's a nice chip in the back where my strap broke, and I dropped it.
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Agathis isn't that good of a wood so I'm told. Dunno about Alder though.

As for how to tell, I'd run the serial number.
Google agathis and alder + guitar+ wood+pictures+grain. See if you can find some pictures to compare. Alder is good, agathis (in my opinion) is bad.