Ed Roman Quicksilver In Swamp Ash
PRS Swamp Ash Special, Look at the huge heel,
What happened to the famous PRS 5 position tone switch.
I hate the pickup covers and the rail pickup in the middle, The bridge is KRAP, and I want 24 frets
So you pay $400.00 to $450.00 more and you get a lot less guitar
That's good old fashioned American Corporate rip-off mentality
Where does the best "Swamp Ash" come from?
Ash is lightweight and has a good texture. It is particularly good for clear/ transparent finishes. Ash is often used for expensive guitars. (At least by the big corporations who won't spend any real money for something better.
Ash; Northern Hard
This stuff is very hard and heavy. A Strat body will weigh from 5 lbs. and up. With its density, the tone is very bright with a long sustain. Its color is creamy, but also tends to have heartwood of pink to brown tints. The grain is open and takes lots of finish to fill up. Hard Ash is popular for its bright, long sustain.
Southern Soft or Swamp Ash is a prized wood for many reasons. This is the wood many 50's Fenders were made of. It is easily distinguishable from Northern Ash by weight. A Strat body will be light. This is a very musical wood offering a very nice balance of brightness and warmth with lots of "pop". The grain is open and creamy - a nice choice for clear finishes.
Light weight American wood, has a distinct ringing tone [when used as body material]. This wood works well with spring tremolo systems and single coil pickups to produce a transparent timbre with bell-like overtones. Medium weight bodies yield the best tonal balance and sustain. Extremely light bodies have a weak bottom end and sound thin.
Popular in the 50's for electric guitars this wood is alive and light weight. Swamp ash just wants to vibrate. Bright and sweet at the same time, excellent grain pattern, all transparent finishes look great on Swamp Ash.
7 String Teaza Guitar in Swamp Ash.