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There are two types used to make guitar bodies—northern ash, and southern or “swamp” ash. Guitar.com is the world’s leading authority and resource for all things guitar. We sell the best swamp ash available. Despite several vaccines on the horizon, is it still apocalypse right now for the UK live music industry? Scientific American cites various studies linking the heavier rain to climate change: the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, for instance, found that between June 2018 and July 2019, the U.S. experienced its 12 wettest months on record. But it may soon be the case that even the most prized Fender models have to forgo swamp ash. Jennifer Koch, a Forest Service biologist tells Scientific American that while the emerald ash borer is yet to reach Mississippi, “it’s only a matter of time” until it does, as “it’s the most rapid-spreading insect we’ve seen attacking trees in the US.”. Anderson-Tully Lumber was once Fender’s biggest swamp ash supplier, but changing climates and more intense flooding events have led to more difficult harvests, with the swamp’s bottomlands becoming “pretty much inaccessible the last two and a half years,” according to Davis. In part two of our look at the chord shapes and sequences which define Paul Simon’s sound, we focus on his early years as a solo artist. Save your money and buy with choices, not hopes. Found mainly in the wetter environs of the U.S. South, swamp ash is lighter than the northern variety, with large open pores. Here’s a Part 1 guide to the man jokingly dubbed Slowhand. Many of the 50's Fenders were made of Swamp Ash. Swamp Ash Body Blank - Electric. We provide insight and opinion about gear, artists, technique and the guitar industry for all genres and skill levels. The August 2020 issue of Guitar Magazine is out now. We take a look back at Elephant – the duo’s heavy-hitting 2003 garage-rock masterpiece that unleashed rock’s last truly world-conquering riff. From teenage ‘indie’ beginnings, Johnny Marr has flourished into one of the finest guitar stylists in rock music. Swamp Ash is a prized wood for many reasons. We kiln dry, mill, grade, weigh, and quality check all of our bodies to ensure what you want is what you get. The grain is open and the color is creamy. Country music superstar Brad Paisley has a new signature Fender guitar - an Esquire with a secret weapon. Swamp ash, up until earlier this year, was a staple of Fender guitars. We caught up with the man himself to talk tone, finding beauty in corners, and why there’s something very special about a black sparkle finish…, The mysterious multi-instrumentalist, producer and guitar-builder discusses his recently released EP, why guitars should look cooler than they sound, and being a body double for Sacha Baron Cohen. Chief among them is climate change, which has led to more intense rainfall across the USA – and due to how swamp ash is harvested, this throws up a unique problem. It then announced that it would be phasing out the wood in most cases, reserving it only for special occasions – historical models and the highest-end offerings.. Now, Scientific American has taken a deep look as to what problems swamp ash supply is faced with. We sell the best swamp ash available. The December 2020 issue of Guitar Magazine is out now! The September 2020 issue of Guitar Magazine is out now! When the seasonal flooding of the lower Mississippi river recedes, that’s when lumber companies can drive heavy logging equipment into the swamps. Five years on from the King Of The Blues’ death in 2015, aged 89, a new movie featuring Wendell Pierce as BB is in the works. The latter is more commonly used, and was chosen by Leo Fender for his first Esquire, Broadcaster and Telecaster guitars. The October 2020 issue of Guitar Magazine is out now! Combining compression, boost and a powerful EQ section, could this unassuming grey box from Croatia be the ultimate tone-enhancer? There are of course alternatives, such as red alder, and Koch and others are trying to breed more resilient ash trees. ... 1963 Jazzmaster and that thing sounds brilliant. But today, Gear News reports that Fender will largely discontinue its use of ash due to environmental considerations. Extreme boutique tones are on tap, unsurprisingly. In the first of a series looking at the chord shapes and sequences used by the Beatles, we get inside the head of John Lennon and find a solid rhythm guitarist with an ear for original chord changes. The pedal is based around the searing tones of Tony Iommi. No bigger than a chunky stompbox, Orange’s latest Terror is a fully fledged 20-watt amplifier complete with valve preamp and (sort of) channel switching. By checking the boxes you agree to receive the following from us via e-mail. The Australian guitarist on her Gibson signature model, Flying Vs, fuzz and why she didn’t sweat the small stuff on new album, O. Swamp Ash … Continuing our journey through the guitar styles of the legendary Three Kings, this time it’s the turn of Flying V-toting blue icon Albert. The insect’s larvae tunnel through the trees, disrupting their ability to transport water and nutrients. Swamp ash trees are capable of enduring seasonal flooding, and as they’re partially submerged for months, their cells are thin-walled and have large gaps between them – creating the wood’s trademark resonant, low-density nature. Mine is quilt maple, which is a little darker than flame maple in sound, over swamp ash, semi hollow with no f hole. The November 2020 issue of Guitar Magazine is out now! In our final part of our look at the stylings of the legendary Three Kings, we tackle the searing style of Freddie King. Swamp Ash Body Blank - Electric. The latest guitar news, reviews and features delivered to your inbox. I have a Thorn GT, which is a different animal, but basically a tele. Both have vintage … You can always unsubscribe (so you won't receive any more e-mails) by clicking on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of each e-mail. A Strat® body will normally weigh under 5 lbs. This new compilation from Jack White’s Third Man Records is a treasure trove of 90s shoegaze and space-rock rarities from a set of Michigan bands indebted to the UK scene. Chief among them is climate change, which has led to … NEW Fender Swamp Ash Stratocaster BODY Strat Mighty Mite Unfinished MM2700A We actually only use the bottom part of the tree, where the water is. It's a collaboration with keyboard player David Garfield. Time to remind ourselves of just 20 of his countless great guitar moments. It then announced that it would be phasing out the wood in most cases, reserving it only for special occasions – historical models and the highest-end offerings. It is a fairly light weight wood which makes it easily distinguishable from Hard Ash. Swamp ash, up until earlier this year, was a staple of Fender guitars. Swamp Ash Body Blank - Electric. We kiln dry, mill, grade, weigh, and quality check all of our bodies to ensure what you want is what you get. Swamp Ash Body Blank - Electric. It is a little bright, but sounds great, and I actually want it a little bright for the mix, with a tele. Maple neck with Rosewood board. The most dangerous time of year for your wallets is here.