Sapele is an African tonewood with similar proprieties to Mahogany, both physically and acoustically. In fact, Sapele is usually considered a good alternative to Mahogany, because it has a great density, a brilliant sound, and it is even more affordable.
Sapele projects very good the sound in the sounding board, it has a good finishing and an attractive aesthetic. Also, this tonewood has a great value for money and it is a very sustainable wood: two reasons why it is highly regarded by luthiers.
About it sound, Sapele has good mid tones, very similar to Hard Maple, but even warmer.
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