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09-22-2017, 12:29 PM
Looking at vintage mahogany Martins online, I notice variation in color: some appear dark chocolate brown, others very reddish. Any rhyme or reason there?

09-22-2017, 06:24 PM
They used a dark-colored pore filler that also acts as a stain. That's why the grain appears almost black. I've used a modern version. The more you apply (or the less you wipe off) the darker the wood gets.