#5
smash it on the ground and then tell us what color it is
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#6
For a minute there, I thought I was going to see a picture with some actual wood grain in it but the guitars have solid paint jobs.

Given that Squire is Fender's lesser brand, I'd venture that the bodies are made of basswood.
#7
affinity series are usually alder.

but. i dont like starter packs. and THAT ad says hardwood. and hardwood usually means plywood.

so.

maybe look for separates. like a yamaha pacifia 112J HHS strat and a microcube amp.
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#8
why would a guitar that is priced higher be made of plywood (if it is) and a lower priced one is made of Alder? In your opinion what is the best wood? I have a friend that could help me with building a guitar. I like to play a lot of classic rock like pink floyd, tom petty, etc.
#9
the site just says "solid hardwood" it's either alder or a low quality basswood.
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#10
Marine grade 12-ply plywood. At least that's what my Strat copy is.
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#11
my older squire strat (like 2004) is alder, and the newer one i got is some cheap ass shitty chinese plywood job. The new ones suck compared with the old ones (cept for the necks), and since the old ones werent that good, well you draw your own conclusiuons from that.
#12
Hardwood = plywood.
Don't ask us what the best wood is, you'll get a million different answers, all equally correct. I personally like a walnut body with maple neck and ebony fingerboard, alder with maple neck and fingerboard, and mahogany with maple top (neck and fingerboard can vary slightly on this one) about equally, but all for different reasons. Go find out what wood types YOU like best. Alder is a good standard choice though, very balanced sound.
#13
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the site just says "solid hardwood" it's either alder or a low quality basswood.


when it's basswood thet'll say basewood, same goes for alder.

in my experience, i've found affinities to be alder. but i'd never chance it even if the ad is just a misprint.

and TS at the same budget, i've given you better choices,

if you have more money then what's your budget?

if you dont have more money then know that building a guitar costs more in most cases than buying a guitar.
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#14
how do I know what each wood sounds like? if there is a link please post it. I don't mind reading.
#16
my budget is like $200 a week. That is what I am getting paid from my job and I don't need to rush into this. I am going to try and do most of the work by myself and my friend.
#17
Then take your time and try lots of guitars. The more you try, the more you get a feel for the sound regardless of the pickups in the guitar, so you know what woods you like and also what scale, neck profile, what kinds of pickups sound good to your ears, etc. If you have time, wait a while so you really know what you want. Don't wait too long though, I bet you can't wait to get started
#18
warmoth says that a hard maple can be brittle? should this be something i have to worry about?
#20
Hardwood = Deciduous wood (alder, mahogany, basswood, maple)

Softwood = Coniferous wood (plyboard, white pine, sawdust+glue particle board)
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#21
i'm pretty sure affinitys are alder

i was looking on the site one day to find out. i know my affinity is alder and I think they all are
#22
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Hardwood = Deciduous wood (alder, mahogany, basswood, maple)

Softwood = Coniferous wood (plyboard, white pine, sawdust+glue particle board)


that may be true. but but generally a company won't list an alder, basswood, agathis guitar as "hardwood", instead they list the wood type used.

in the past when they dont have a wood type to even list, they put hardwood.


with that said, my affinity was alder, but again that's how it was listed.
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