So I'm in a Gibson mode now and wanted to start a couple more body blanks for projects that I've been putting off. I have an original Epiphone Olympic neck that was never used. I wanted to try an SG Jr, and 1967 ish Melody Maker for the fun of it. When I was a tween, my nose was pressed up against the window at Wurlitzer Music and just drooled. There was a red MM and probably a Kalamazoo one I can still see in my brain. So I started looking at mahogany and all I can say is WOW. I ended up with some Khaya for one and will try it out before I order any more. I don't like Sapele and I had some African Mahogany that was really dark and heavy and good for boat anchors.... I do have a few pieces of Genuine mahogany, but don't feel that these particular projects are worthy of it. I'm going to be real careful with my stash now. I can see some splice joints coming up here and there.