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Honduran mahogany is a medium – weight wood ranging from light brown to dark brown colors. It has the native range from South Mexico to upper Amazon. Mahogany wood produces a balanced and resonant tone while manufacturing guitars. Mahogany is a well-known tonewood used in guitar backs, sides, necks and tops.
Honduran Mahogany is available in lumber or veneer form. The tonal quality resembles few characteristics of Rosewood. It’s available in medium price range of an imported hardwood. Mahogany is a machine-friendly wood. It’s easy to work with tools and glues well. The wood takes a beautiful finish after all manufacturing process. Hence, it’s popular among small and huge manufacturers.
|Wood species||Honduran Mahogany|
|Scientific name||Swietenia macrophyllia|
|Color||Pale pinkish brown to dark reddish brown|
|Texture||Uniform and medium texture. Straight, irregular, interlocked or wavy grain pattern.|
|Shipping||Requires Export Permit|
|Recommendations||Back and sides, Veneer|