Mahogany (CITES)

Mahogany is one of the woods more used by luthiers to build classic guitars, due to his colour, not too dark and not too light, which adapts better to any preference. Mahogany is also a wood easy to work with, and with a very good sound. All guitars made by Mahogany behaves well in any situation.

Mahogany sides for classic guitar are a great option for our instrument, both for its appearance and for its acoustic properties. Other advantages of this wood are the price, the facility to work with it and the stiffness. Discover the great adaptability of Mahogany in Maderas Barber.

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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