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Alder Body Blanks

Alnus glutinosa

This is the other wood favored on vintage (and modern) Fenders. Because it is more plentiful, it is more widely used than Swamp Ash, but some prefer its sonic thumbprint. It is not remarkable visually, and the lumber can be prone to knots and other inclusions, so it is common to join several 'clean' pieces into one blank and paint the guitar. Great punch and attack, like Swamp Ash, but a slightly fuller midrange.

Note: It is assumed that Alder body blanks will be painted, so we allow a few small surface blemishes or tiny voids in these body blanks, normally on just one side of the blank. If for some reason you are planning a transparent finish, please let us know so we can choose a suitable piece for you.



Our electric guitar body blanks make a body that measures a minimum of 
20" x 13.5" x 1 3/4"  •  50.8cm x 34.3cm x 4.4cm
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SKU Product Name In Stock Each  
EBAL1 Body blank, Alder, 1 piece
Yes $114.77
EBAL1NS Body blank, Alder, 1 piece - 13 1/4" wide
Yes $114.77
EBAL12J Body blank, Alder, 2 piece joined
No $102.15
EBAL12JNS Body blank, Alder, 2 piece joined, non-standard size - see drawing on link
Yes $102.15