#1
Ive got this guitar right and it has been mostly sanded down

the body is two pieces of wood. But what type of wood do you think it is? i was thinking a
alder




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#2
looks like plywood or some other fake-wood.
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#3
Maybe Agathis (not good). How much does it weigh, and what is the body from?
Then there's this band called Slice The Cake...

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#4
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looks like plywood or some other fake-wood.

No it doesn't. Quit talking out yer bum. Also, plywood is not fake.
#5
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No it doesn't. Quit talking out yer bum. Also, plywood is not fake.


+1. anyway, to me, it looks alderish.
EDIT: Btw, it also looks 3 piece to me.
#6
2-3 kilos

it came from a grx40 ibanez
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#7
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+1. anyway, to me, it looks alderish.
EDIT: Btw, it also looks 3 piece to me.



yeh actually it might be. but it seems to blend in as you go up the body
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#9
so would it be an alder/agathis body?
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#10
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so would it be an alder/agathis body?


Could be 3 pieces of alder. It seems pretty consistent with Alder I've seen. I've never heard of agathis paired with alder. Also, the specs say alder.
#12
Yup it's agathis, you can tell by the yellowish tint and the darker grain. Alder is a lot lighter in both grain and wood color. Alder should also have a straighter, more consistent grain. The wood in the picture is too dark to be alder.
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#13
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yeh weird i kno...

i think it depends on what year it was.
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#14
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Yup it's agathis, you can tell by the yellowish tint and the darker grain lines. Alder is a lot lighter in both grain and wood color.


Dur @ looking up the wrong model GRX. Thanks for clearing that up.

EDIT: Ok, now I know I was looking at the right thing. TS, that seems alder to me based off my experience with my Tele
#15
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+2

Hmmm.. I don't think it's agathis, agathis has a lot less contrast in it's grain.. well, lets use the process of elimination.

Its a light wood, which gives us things like Alder, Ash, Basswood, or Poplar (Aspen).

2-3 kilos is 3-7 pounds roughly (I think) so, a relatively light weight. Well, all of the woods I ahve listed are about that weight. Now it's down to grain patterns. That is not ash for sure... It doesn't seem to have any defects or oddities, alder usually (but not always) has some kind of knot or grain imperfection. Basswood is nearly featureless, and Aspen is nearly bone white.

I'm going to make an educated guess of alder, which often used in 2-3 piece bodies.

EDIT: Just read Algee's response... Now I'm stupid
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#16
you should probably dunk it in water so we can get it's volume, too

Ya know...to be safe
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you should probably dunk it in water so we can get it's volume, too

Ya know...to be safe

Weight is a big factor in determining what species of wood and guitar is, I don't understand the uneducated, smart-ass response from you.
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#18
It's been said a few times now, but I'm going to say it too... It is agithis
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#19
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Dur @ looking up the wrong model GRX. Thanks for clearing that up.

EDIT: Ok, now I know I was looking at the right thing. TS, that seems alder to me based off my experience with my Tele

I've never seen alder with such dark grain like the body in the picture. Alder and agathis look very much alike, hell I used to confuse my alder and agathis body blanks all the time. I didn't make my decision based off what some website said, I made my decision based off my experience of the two woods.
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#20
Once again, AlGee pwned us all.... so sad. +1, I love you.


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Hello there.
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#24
While we're at it, would you woody wizards have a look at this:

Picture of finished wood

The dark streaks suggest basswood, but I don't know enough about any species of wood to tell for sure. Any wisdom?
#25
Basswood? In my experience thats nearly featurless... Well I guess its all about grain patterns on this go hey? Do you know what kind of guitar it is? i.e. Make, model, year


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#26
to me it looks like a 3 peice alder body every camera takes pictures a little dif color as for agathis i never seen that wood can you even buy a body blank made of that
#27
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Basswood? In my experience thats nearly featurless... Well I guess its all about grain patterns on this go hey? Do you know what kind of guitar it is? i.e. Make, model, year

Yeah, I've seen some that's all gray and non-distinct, but I've seen some with streaks like this as well... And it's a 2005 Tokai Hardpuncher (Precision bass copy). I haven't been able to find any specs on it.
#28
Ohh k. Ya well judging by the grain shape and appearance I'd go with alder.
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#29
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to me it looks like a 3 peice alder body every camera takes pictures a little dif color as for agathis i never seen that wood can you even buy a body blank made of that

If you go to the right lumber yard you can buy a lot of 12/4 boards of agathis and virtually anything else you'd need.

It looks faintly like alder or poplar to me, but it's hard to judge something when there's a finish on top of it & having a crappy picture.
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#30
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Weight is a big factor in determining what species of wood and guitar is, I don't understand the uneducated, smart-ass response from you.


uggh

yes, weight is a big factor, but you don't know how much wood you're dealing with. There's no way to tell the scale and overall size of the guitar he has. The only way to do that is to find it's volume. Then you can put it into more manageable terms. I expect better from you AlGee
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#31
It's safe to assume the guitar is (or about) the size of a standard strat body. Looks like it to me. I doubt the guitar would be twice the size of a strat body, cause thatd be a big overall guitar.
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#32
Fuzzycows5157: Well, you can make a rough estimate harnessing the power of the human brain. Dunking an unfinished body in water might not be recommended, you know.
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#34
And the second one is more than likely Alder, but as AlGee said, it could in fact be Poplar.
Then there's this band called Slice The Cake...

Bunch of faggots putting random riffs together and calling it "progressive" deathcore.
Stupid name.
Probably picked "for teh lulz"

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#35
The coloring is similar to poplar but poplar has a more defined grain pattern. Alder has less defined grain and different coloring. The guitar is agathis.
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