Mahogany (CITES)

Mahogany is one of the most used woods for guitar making in history. The ideal medium tone and the capacity to adapt to the guitarist needs are the reasons why it got popular.

Besides, it’s really easy to treat, with a sufficient rigidity level for sides making. One of the most common combinations for acoustic guitars is to combine a Mahogany body with a Maple top.

If your priority is to get an adaptable guitar for any situation, Mahogany is a safe bet. Get to know its adaptability and good price options for acoustic guitar sides at Maderas Barber

BOTANICAL NAME: Swietenia macrophylla.

ORIGIN: Brasil

DESCRIPTION: Brown-reddish colour wood with a 490-530 kg/m3 density. The colour of this wood is whitish or yellowish white in its sapwood and pink in its heartwood, but it gets reddish brown with time. It usually has very attractive, straight (sometime intertwined) grains. This also goes from thin to medium.

SUGGESTIONS: Machining is usually very easy, except for areas with figures. Gluing and finishing are good. Direct contact can produce skin irritation.

DRYING: Drying speed is fast. It has some deformation and cracking risks.

USES: Is a versatile and requested wood, used for body tops and electric basses and guitars bodies, sides, headplates, sounding boards and necks.

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