Mahogany is one of the most used woods in the history of musical instruments, mostly due to its tonality, able to adapt to all guitar players desires.
Physically, this wood is versatile and easy to work with. It behaves very well in any situation. In addition, we have to consider its good price and availability.
For all this, Mahogany backs are one of the best options to build your guitar and having good results.
BOTANIC NAME: Swietenia macrophylla.
COMMON NAMES : Mahogany. American mahogany.
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.