Mahogany (CITES)

Mahogany is very dense and stable. It’s easy to work with, sands easily. Mahogany has a great clarity of tone. Mahogany necks are solid and seem to have a slightly more mellow-full sound and a sweetness to the tone.

Maderas Barber Mahogany necks for Archtop guitar are a good option.

BOTANIC NAME: Swietenia macrophylla.

COMMON NAMES : Mahogany. American mahogany.

ORIGIN: Brazil.

DESCRIPTION:   Density 490-530Kg/m3. Heartwood colour can vary from a pale pinkish brown, to a darker reddish brown. Colour tends to darken with age. Grain can be straight, interlocked, irregular or wavy. Texture is medium and uniform.

RECOMMENDATIONS: It is easy to work with tools, machines well. Sands very easily. Turns, glues, stains and finishes well. Can cause skin irritations.

DRYING: Drying process is fast. Wood can become deformed or crack.

USES: Guitar backs and sides. Necks, Heels, Bindings. Electric guitar body and body tops, electric bass body and body tops.

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