Ash Strats?

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  1. stucker

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    Most of the great Strat guitar recordings that come to mind are all alder bodied instruments. Many of the great Tele players used ash instruments. Who can name some great recordings of ash Strats?
     
  2. Chris Rice

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    Eldon Shamblin. Not sure on recordings with the strat.
     
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    I too have always wondered this, having an ash Strat myself. I never knew about any of those. Informative post.
     
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    Me likes ash strats with alder boards!
     
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    Alder boards? You mean maple, right....?
     
  6. stucker

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    I always thought Mark Knopflers red Strat was ash but wasn't sure. But I think the late 50's Strat's that Eric Johnson is most often seen playing have alder bodies.

    I love the open, clear sound of ash Strats whenever I get to play one but I have never owned one. Currently, I have alder/rosewood and alder/maple Grosh Retro Classics. Both have that more defined midrange that is a characteristic of alder.
     
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    Hmmm... might be something to that.

    My buddy has a MIM lite ash strat and it has, by a LARGE margin, the best quack (pos 2 & 4) I've ever heard.
     

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