African Mahogany

African Mahogany has a perfect stability. The rigidity that it offers is perfect to support the guitar body weight. It has a halftone scale and very good vibration.

Therefore, this wood is easy to work with, so we can get rounded edges heels using hand tools. Acquire the African Mahogany acoustic guitar heels at Maderas Barber.

BOTANICAL NAME: Khaya ivorensis

ORIGIN: Cameroon

DESCRIPTION:490-530 kg/m3 density light colored wood. The sapwood colour is cream white and the heartwood colour is pale pink or pale red, getting dark into a more dark brown colour with a golden brightness. The grain is usually straight and medium sized.

SUGGESTIONS: Drying speed is fast. There are deformation and cracking risks; those risks become bigger in tension woods or with a very intertwined grain.

USES: This is a very versatile wood, apart from necks and heels, it’s also used for sounding boards, purflings and electric guitar and bass bodies.

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