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Type of Wood

PostPosted: 29 Apr 2013, 13:39
by Spiv
Hi, what type of wood was Rory's Strat ? I somehow assumed it was alder, then I saw someone say it was Ash and I am sure I have read somewhere that someone though the body could have been maple ???

Any help is appreciated as I am on the look out for a body to start a Rory Strat.

Re: Type of Wood

PostPosted: 29 Apr 2013, 22:23
by davidduck
alder as far as I know

Re: Type of Wood

PostPosted: 30 Apr 2013, 10:11
by Spiv
Thanks David, most of what I have read points to alder, and as luck would have it, I have a Fender body that had some very bad lacquer cracks and am in the process on taking the lacquer off and noticed one of the cracks were caused by a crack in the body where the 2 or 3 pieces of alder were joined so I have glued and clamped where the crack was, so I think that body may get used

Re: Type of Wood

PostPosted: 30 Apr 2013, 12:18
by Stevo
In the guitar section of the main website, the quote from Rory says someone told him the body was maple.

Re: Type of Wood

PostPosted: 01 May 2013, 10:34
by Spiv
Hi STevo, That is probably where I read it and that threw me as I have never heard of a Strat body being made of maple, but I guess someone somewhere has made one of that wood.