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So I have this vintage shortscale bass, circa 70s (we think) when I got it appraised, the guy told me it was probably by a company called Lero (now defunct). When I got it it was pretty beaten in the paint department, so i stripped off the shitty black paintjob and revealed the previous aqua blue one it had, which i decided to take off as well, than sanded it thoroughly. The neck is a beautiful rosewood, that existed before that shitty particleboard that passes off a rosewood nowadays. In all it's a good bass, and I can't wait to finish it (It has a near black pickguard, and im gonna polish that, replace the nut, the tuners are still in great condition, but I need to replace the tone pot, as well as the nobs (probably with dice) and I'm gonna give it a dark cherry stain and maybe add a decal to the headstock.)

Enough of that.. Can you tell me what kind of wood this is? I'm thinking alder, but I've never had much experience in the matter. Plus it seems to be bound, so




Last edited by Mr. Hand at Sep 13, 2008,
#3
Definately plywood. You can easily see the different layers of wood on the side pic's.
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Quote by mogar
Definately plywood. You can easily see the different layers of wood on the side pic's.


yeah thats what im thinkin BTW Plywood = not the best tone
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#5
that sucks dude, tis is plywood

oh well, look at bright side, you have some fire wood now!
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Plywood is not a species of tree, it's a process. The crap you find in cheap desks is not the same kind of wood I'm seeing here.
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Plywood is not a species of tree, it's a process. The crap you find in cheap desks is not the same kind of wood I'm seeing here.

plywood is a shit load of layers of wood glued together, thats what this is..
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plywood is a shit load of layers of wood glued together, thats what this is..


Yes, and? Mr. Hand asked what kind of WOOD it was made of, not whether it was glued together. Plywood isn't any tree I ever heard of.
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Yes, and? Mr. Hand asked what kind of WOOD it was made of, not whether it was glued together. Plywood isn't any tree I ever heard of.

Ah I see what your saying now. I gave you a kind of dumb answer because I thought you were being dumb lol. Well I would think that even if it was made of a rare, high quality exotic wood, it would count for nothing being glued together like that with all kinds of other layers.. Just my 2 cents
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I had to because I have nothing productive to add to this thread...
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some kind of plywood?

yep. Ply.
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