Two years ago I helped my father in law to cut some large ash trees, mainly to give a better view of the lake. I noticed the classic Fender grain and since I've always had an interest in the technical aspect of guitars I thought this was a good time to try and build one, specifically a blonde mid 50's Telecaster, whiteguard, with an all maple neck. I cut a few large ash blanks and some maple for two necks, sealed the ends and put them in an earth cellar for 6 months and then stacked them in the old mans work shop. Two years have passed and with the rule of thumb being one year drying time per inch thickness, and my Junior build drawing to a close, it's time to start thinking about that Telecaster. The problem is that the wood might not be up to task. Two years ago I knew nothing about swamp ash and hard rock maple. The ash I have is European ash, Fraxinus Excelsior, and it is way heavier than proper swamp ash. Maybe as much as 50%. The maple is Norway maple, Acer Platanoides, and is much lighter and softer than the Hard maple commonly used for guitar necks. What should I do? Is the wood I have usable or should I swallow my pride, use my home grown woos to heat the house and get proper wood on ebay?