Need help identifying what type of wood my Strat is. Thanks!

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  1. jjboogie

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    Alder or Ash? I am ignorant with regards to this stuff.

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  2. gimpyjoe

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    i'd say it's alder. googled alder body blank and the pics look much like the grain on your guitar
     
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    the machine, of course...
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    Alder is my bet.
     
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    alder for sure
     
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    its alder
     
  13. John C

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    It's an American Standard or an American Series - Fender changed the name in July of 2000 when they did some updates to the model.

    But that doesn't matter - on either one a 3-color sunburst is always an alder body (unless it is some kind of special run).
     
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    Clearly not ash, by appearance and what John has said.

    Really clear cut example of alder.
     
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    When I bought it it had the early Noiseless pickups in it.
     
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    What does the headstock look like? Does it have locking tuners and a chrome headstock decal? The bridge saddles look satin finished in the photo, but are they chrome finished?

    If so, then it might be an American Deluxe Strat instead of the American Standard or American Series - but it would still have an alder body with the 3-color burst finish. If not, then it was an American Standard/American Series with the original pickups changed to noiseless before you bought it.
     
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    No locking tuners. They are standard. I think it's just an American Standard that that had the pickups swapped out like you said.
     

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