Better order your PS with swamp ash

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  1. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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  2. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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  3. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc Confirmed Bird Snob

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    Great, now prices will get gouged on SAS’ because it’s rare ;)
     
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  4. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Not Swamp Ash, but I have two billets of flamed English Ash that will be getting used.
     
  5. shinksma

    shinksma What? I get a title?

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    I'm glad I have a couple of swamp ash based PRSi - a SAS and my WL509. Plus a Korean made Squier Tele that is swamp ash.

    I should get more PRSi with swamp ash bodies, but I think I should get a lot more PRSi in general...and my bank account and credit card disagree.
     
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  6. Jazzedout

    Jazzedout More Guitars than Time...

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    Black-Viper75 New Member

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    That's so sad. A friend of mine had this guitar custom made for him about a year ago. I tried it out, really liked it and decided I'd start saving up to have one made for me too. Then the pandemic hit and turned my financial world upside down.
     
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  8. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Gave you a like but what I really mean is :(
     
  9. hord1080

    hord1080 New Member

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    In my area and neighborhood (NJ) there are dead ash trees everywhere. Some neighbors were unlucky to have 4-6 huge ash trees in their yard, at $1200/tree for removal. I do think of the guitars when I walk the dog, very sad.
     
  10. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Sad times :(
     
  11. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    We’ve got 6 huge ones and a bunch of smaller ones just waiting for a strong wind to knock them down. None are close enough to hit the house.
     
  12. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    :(:(:(:(:(:(
     
  13. Buildermike

    Buildermike Can you have too many?

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    Fender stopped offering swamp ash earlier this year.
     
  14. Rhythmisking

    Rhythmisking New Member

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    What about Japanese Sen?
     
  15. vchizzle

    vchizzle Zomb!e Nine, DFZ

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    That sucks. I love the look of ash. I’d love a semi hollow special, ash back, maple neck. Unfortunately it’s a few guitars down on the to buy list.
     
  16. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc Confirmed Bird Snob

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    Bet your sweet ash I’ll be looking for one. ;)
     
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  17. shimmilou

    shimmilou Established in 1963

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    So now the BS "climate change" hoax is being used to scare guitar players? :rolleyes: Funny how these morons claim to be able to change the temperature of the earth if we would only pay them more taxes.
     
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  18. Boogie

    Boogie Zombie Two, DFZ

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    I recommend catalpa. Not quite as pretty as swamp ash, but just as resonant - if not more - and easy to work.
     
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  19. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    The good builders will always find stuff to make good guitars out of.
    But I will be highly amused if 50 years from now my lowly SAS is the big ticket guitar of old.
     
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  20. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    My power service provider has 3 earmarked in my front yard to take down at their expense. That's the good news. The bad news is they won't cut the logs into manageable firewood size nor will they haul the wood away. So, that is up to me, and there is so much ash around that nobody will come and haul away the firewood, unless I pay them.

    The good thing (if there is such a thing) about ash is that it tends to fall down in pieces. Therefore, for the most part, there isn't much danger of it falling onto your house unless it's right on top of it or there is a really strong wind.
     

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