From what I'm told, it sounds a lot like ash. It is light and VERY soft though, like basswood, so if you don't baby it, expect dings. Tends not to look good with transparent finish, though I'm told there are examples that are ok if you look for them.How does Paulownia... "sound"?
Don't know anything about the seller, but the body looks like an abused version of what guitarfetish sells for $60.
Yes I would be careful that it's not just a resale. I have made a couple guitars out of GF Paulonia bodies. They are very light weight. Their bodies are not top quality but good for the $. The finish is SUPER brittle, when you drill a small hole, a chip may occur.... so you need to be very careful.Don't know anything about the seller, but the body looks like an abused version of what guitarfetish sells for $60.
Are you sure Guitar Fetish gets theirs from a guy in TN?
My understanding it is from China, and the various factories.
I think it is Mario at Guitar Mill, also in TN, who gets his paulo wood blanks from that TN supplier.
If the ash snags could be processed, I wonder if it wouldn't actually be a greater source of lightweight wood for guitars - just not well suited for other traditional uses of ash that rely on its hardness, toughness and resilience.IMHO .. Paulownia though soft.. Will probably become the replacement for ash, because of the Emerald Ash Borer. Stock up everyone, as ash is going to become the next Chestnut Trees Extinction. 1 piece Super Light Ash will go through the roof.
They are here, and are destroying millions of ash trees. The city just took 2 out of my yard alone. 1 of them was 106 years old. The house I live in was built by my GGFR in 1904.
Well, the inserts would go into the neck, not the pocket. The neck is presumably rock maple, and is harder than snot to begin with. It would be the wood of the neck pocket that would concern me more. But with the neck plate to hold the screws in place, and spread out the pressure all along the back of the neck pocket, I guess it would be okay.Do you use any Brass/Steel Inserts for neck screws ect ?