Originally Posted by Pumpkinass
I'm no expert. What do you think it is? I'm only going on what vague internet history that i've found on Aspen guitars.
Alder maybe? Seems too striated for maple?
Definitely not alder, we use alder or used to to imitate cherry. It does look more like ash, it is pretty I think you're on the right track going with a light oil maybe a little tinted . . . it is going to be a very pretty git fiddle when done IMHO