Adler is a standard body wood for solid body guitars and and basses, light in weight ,balanced tonal response and good resonance. Has soft, tight pores similar to basswood, but with a bold harder grain pattern, similar to ash, but less pronounced. Alder has a balanced tone, without much accentuation in any area, aside from a slightly pronounced upper midrange - which helps with clarity. It is fairly resonant and complex, with a good dynamic range.