African Mahogany shares a lot of qualities with Mahogany. However, African Mahogany is even more affordable and more available.
This wood is mainly used to manufacture necks, but with the time, African Mahogany has been also used in other parts of the instrument thanks to its ease to work and its lightness.
Discover the acoustic and physical qualities of African Mahogany Sides for Classic guitar in Maderas Barber, giving you always the best quality.
BOTANIC NAME: Khaya ivorensis.
COMMON NAMES: Khaya, African mahogany.
DESCRIPTION: Density 490-530 kg/m3. Heartwood colour is variable, ranging from a very pale pink to a deeper reddish brown, sometimes with streaks of medium to dark reddish brown. colour tends to darken with age. Grain is straight to interlocked, with a medium to coarse texture. Good natural luster.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Easy to work, glue, and finish. Tear out can sometimes be a problem if the grain is interlocked. Can cause eye and skin irritations.
DRYING: Fast drying. Risk of deformation and cracks.
USES: Guitar necks and heels, backs and sides, bindings, bodies for electric and bass guitars.