Guitar Ash / Swamp Ash
genus Fraxinus

“Swamp ash” is not a particular species of ash, but refers to any tree that is unusually low in density, found in wet or swampy areas where the root system is underwater. Popular among luthiers, Swamp Ash is used in musical instruments, especially solid body electric guitars. Many Fender guitars from the 1950s, among the most highly regarded of all time, were made from this wood.