Same could be said for you Kenneth . I was hoping it was pine but it is alder. Alder is acceptable though. I don't know how much pine would change the tone. It's seems pretty light to me for alder. I guess it can go either way on weight on allot of woods. Not as light as pine (from my experience anyway). I don't know if it's just a mental thing but a relic style guitar usually feels comfortable to me. Like a warn in pair of jeans. The Fender MIM Vintage 50s neck is a great profile. I'll probably order another neck just like it for my Purple Cedar barn caster Telecaster too.