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    Default Real Mahogany

    I recieved a genrous donation of a guitar maker's offcuts of reclaimed Cuban Mahognay. I understand entirely now why Chippendale used this wood and how superior it is to any other type of mahogany. I put a first coat of epoxy on it and it just popped like no other wood. No need to stain since it instantly took on the hue of an 18th Century piece of furniture. The Brazilian mahogany neck looks positively anaemic against it. With a Madagascar rosewood fingerboard and cocobolo bridge it looks great. I'll post some pics when it is finished.

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    I can't wait to see the pics of that lovely Cuban Mahogany!
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    So would that be swientenia mahogani then?

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    I guess - it's not machrophylla

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    No fair telling us how beautiful it is and then leaving us to imagine what you're seeing. I hope you post pictures soon. I really am interested in seeing that wood.

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    Imagine the finish Gibson put ontheir early tenors....

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    Someone just contacted me with a line on some Cuban Mahogany to build a plinth from, payment is going to be in Cuban Mahogany..

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    I think there is a difference between the stuff you get now and that which was used 200 years ago which my stuff is... non plantation, slow growth forest wood.

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    Yes, but this stuff came from a pretty famous tree, cant say more..

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    My understanding is that Cuban mahogany (at least swientenia mahogani) has been harvested to extinction and that it is very difficult to grow in a plantation setting. Any source must be from either a very old log or old furniture being re-purposed.

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