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Mahogany substitutes

Discussion in 'Finely Finished' started by Williams, May 7, 2014.

  1. TNO

    TNO Friend of Leo's

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    I like poplar as a tone wood. Two of the best-sounding teles I've every heard were poplar. For a mahogany substitute Spanish Cedar is great- I think it's in the same family and looks right. Gotta love the light weight.
     
  2. TRexF16

    TRexF16 Friend of Leo's

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    I find the references to African Mahogany being light interesting. The pieces of A.M. I have found in Tucson are very dense. Need to be chambered or will weigh a ton.

    Rex
     
  3. Tom Pettingill

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    African mahogany is a catch all term for a handful of versions / species of Khaya. You can find both fairly light examples and also some extremely heavy boat anchor pieces too. All in all, I like it a lot and more often than not have chosen African mahogany over the so called genuine / Honduran sold these days.
     
  4. joeford

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    ^why not just chamber it? if you're looking for the sound of mahogany... i hear mahogany gets pretty close :D. if its too heavy, get out the router...
     
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