Swamp Ash

(Fraxinus Nigra)

OTHER COMMON NAMES:  Ash, Light Ash, Southern Ash, Southern White Ash, Light Weight Ash, Guitar Ash, Soft Ash
Note: Northern White Ash (Hard Ash) is too heavy & dense to produce guitar grade tone wood.


Swamp Ash (Black Hardware)
Swamp Ash (Chrome Hardware)
OriginSoutheast USA
Avg. Weight (@ 6-8% moisture)3 Lbs per Bd. Ft.
Weight ClassificationLight
Where Used on Smith BassesSolid Body Wings (BSR only)
Tone Produced on Smith BassesBright Punchy Tones
Stock AvailabilityOut of Stock
Avg. Age of Wood in StockOut of Stock