A few readers have asked about the wood used for the body
of this bass.
Although the reviewer feels the wood is plywood, an email
to Fender from a reader revelead the comments below:
instruments have not and will never be made of PLYWOOD!
The routing in the body cavity that he is referring to that
shows “layers” of wood is simply that. The body routers
in the factory cannot route a cavity that deep in one pass.
It takes several passes of the router to create a control
cavity that deep. As each layer is routed deeper, the residual
wood shows the different layers of alder but there is no
plywood, it is solid alder just like we have always said
that it is. Also, those striations happen as the bits age
and get a little dull. A brand new fresh bit doesn't do
it as much."
I don't want to change the
original review so I hope this comment puts any fears of
owners of this instrument at rest !