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Where It's From:
Ash , otherwise known as “White Ash”, or “American White Ash”, this wood species is native to Eastern North America.
Why It's Special:
The texture is medium to coarse and the grain is almost always straight and regular.
How It Works:
Ash is a particular favorite of furniture makers for internal parts and is often used for solid body guitars because of its workability with hand or machine tools. It also glues, stains, and finishes well.
There are several different types of Ash, but the most commonly used are White Ash and Green Ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica). The two are quite similar, but White Ash is lighter in color.
Uses include furniture, flooring, guitars, baseball bats, and tool handles.