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African Mahogany Body Tops Bass / Electric Guitar

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  • Dimensions:  (550x200x22/24 mm)x2
  • Botanical Name: Khaya ivorensis
  • Origin: Cameroon.
  • Density: 490-530 kg/m3
  • Description: The electric guitar and bass tops are one of the options most used by manufacturers due it presents the possibility of making a high-quality instrument using 2 different types of wood. This provides different acoustic properties to the instrument which helps to get a very special sound. The other advantage that using two different woods to make the body has, is that the body can be made out of one cheaper wood and the top out a denser exotic wood that allows to enhance the deep sounds and achieve a longer sustain. When using a body top to make the electric guitar, most luthiers choose woods with a visually appealing grain like the Maple has.

    As for the African Mahogany, or also known as Red Khaya, wood is a pale pink which darkens to dark brown with a golden glow. It has an average texture and it is a lightweight, easy drying and stable wood. The fiber can be straight or interlaced and the grain is medium. The drying rate is fast and it is an easy to work wood but requires using powerful equipments.

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