L aurence Stahl Guitars
Swietenia MacrophylliaThreatened, but there are plantations. Pink yellow when sawed, but oxidizes to deep rich red or brown. Distinct yellow sapwood, can be figured. Works easily, takes a beautiful finish. Generally woody-sounding, but certain denser sets can approach rosewood.
Honduran Mahogany is lighter in weight than rosewood, koa, or maple. In spite of its weight, it yields a strong loud sound with a quick response and an emphasis on a warm, round midrange. Adequate supply though old growth is CITES listed.
Mahogany is the - to be on the safe side - kind of wood, sounds good in all areas, fits most peoples playingstyle, perhaps a tad more the strummer than the soloist, a safe choice for the general player.
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