Join Date: May 2003
Location: Hilversum, The Netherlands
Re: What wood is this Jem?
That, I'm sorry to say, does not look like a good body. The swimming pool pickup cavity is bigger than I've seen (and looks deeper than necessary). The spring cavity is not cut well. The trem cavity looks dodgy. Overall, the placement of the cavities looks off. I'm actually counting 5 if the upper (arm rest) inch or two is a 5th.
I'd return that and just ask for a body blank in return.
Edit: looks more like basswood than alder