Mahogany is one of the most used woods in the guitar construction history, mainly for its medium tone, able to adapt to the guitarists wishes. Physically, it is an easy and versatile wood to work with, and it acts very well in any situation. In addition, it is a very good option if we consider its price, which suits all pockets.
In Maderas Barber we have a high stock of Mahogany backgrounds for acoustic guitar: choose them if you are looking for a safe high quality option.
BOTANICAL NAME: Swietenia macrophylla.
DESCRIPTION: Brown-reddish color wood with a 490-530 kg/m3 density. The color of this wood is whitish or yellowish white in its whiteness 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.