Right, let me just start by saying that this thread is in no way a sneering attempt to denounce Pine but a genuine enquiry born out of curiosity. So anyway I've seen a few threads here recently, particularly relating to Telecasters where the bodies have been made of often reclaimed Pine. So what's the score? When I started at College on my instrument building course they gave us lumps of Pine to play with whilst learning how to sharpen and set up our Planes and Chisels, to be discarded for the traditional Hardwoods like Ash, Alder, Mahogany, Rosewood, and Ebony to actually build the guitars with. And as to using reclaimed Pine. Is it scarce in the U.S. ? I ask because over here in England the Discount Furniture Barns are awash with Pine furniture and the wood looks very similar to the stuff that I'm seeing the guitars being made of. I'm guessing that maybe there's maybe some kind of historic precedent to this ?