Originally Posted by drgonzo2
WRT Padauk, it's got a pretty good musical heritage. Used for the blocks (keys? sounders? the bits you hit) in concert xylophones, IIRC. Also used as a neck/body wood by Organic Guitars. Not as a fretboard though, but that may well be down to Organics design philosophy...
I like paduak as well. It rings very well when tapped and seems very stable. I have to break into my stash and see exactly what I have, but I think I will be using it extensively.