Honduran Mahogany

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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. Honduran Mahogany Pen Blanks wood produces a balanced and resonant tone while manufacturing guitars. Mahogany is a well-known tonewood used in guitar backs, sides, necks, and tops.

Mahogany is the most commonly used tonewood in guitar production.  Mahogany is a dense wood with dark colors and close grains. The wood has a warmer tonal quality compared to Cedar and Spruce wood. The density of Mahogany wood adds a great punch and projection to the tone featuring a “woody” character.  

Honduran Mahogany is available in lumber or veneer form. The tonal quality resembles a few characteristics of Rosewood. It’s available in the medium price range of 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 the manufacturing process. Hence, it’s popular among small and huge manufacturers.

Exotic Wood Zone offers wide varieties of Honduran Mahogany Pen Blanks

Wood speciesHonduran Mahogany
Scientific name Swietenia macrophyllia
Weight590 kg/m3
ColorPale pinkish-brown to dark reddish brown
TextureUniform and medium texture. Straight, irregular, interlocked or wavy grain pattern.
ShippingRequires Export Permit
RecommendationsBack and sides, Veneer