(Alnus Rubra)

OTHER COMMON NAMES: Red Alder, Western Alder, Oregon Alder
Note: Although Alder is mostly used for painted guitars, we have found a use for it as Core stock on some of our laminated models. Alder is lighter than Mahogany and Cherry, yet has a similar attractive color. *We are currently using Western Maple in place of Alder as we have found the properties very similar and have plenty of stock.*


OriginPacific Coast of USA and Canada
Avg. Weight (@ 6-8% moisture)2.7 Lb per Bd. Ft.
Weight ClassificationUltra Light
Where Used on Smith BassesCores & Veneers (Laminated Bodywings)
Tone Produced on Smith BassesSmooth & Crunchy
Stock AvailabilityLimited (replaced by Western Maple)
Avg. Age of Wood in StockOld stock (10+ years)