Wow, this thread has been inactive for a pretty long time! So I am about to start with an amateur build of a '59 LP, and I reached the dilemma of African or Honduran. I'm just sharing what I think in case it would help others. So here are my reasons: 1.) A specifics freak like Preeb has thumbs-up'ed it 2.) I've seen those order papers of African Mahog somewhere on the internet myself. 3.) From what I've gathered, Honduran Mahogany's grain is strictly striped in straight lines as a rule, while African comes in patterns, which sets it apart from Honduran Mahogany. You can see patterned Mahogany in all '59 LPs (maybe save one or two, because Gibson), which IMO confirms that it'd be the African kind and ONLY '50s Reissues have those Honduran straight striped grain on them (maybe except for the late 90s-2007 because apparently it got out that Gibson used African Mahogany during those years). Any thoughts are welcome, but please no wars Thanks, R.