African (Khaya) Mahogany back & sides to build an Acoustic guitar
1st grade quartersawn and straight grained with even colour
- 2 x Back halves
Minimum 560mm x 210mm x 2.5mm (22" x 8 3/8" x 3/32")
- 2 x Sides
Minimum 860mm x 120mm x 2.5mm (33 3/4" x 4 13/16" x 3/32")
Mahogany is an excellent neck material and is widely used for the back and sides of acoustic guitars. Mahogany is strong, stable and acoustically sound.
Quality - Our African Mahogany sets have straight grain and are quartersawn with an even golden brown colour. Mahogany can come from many places throughout the world. However, traditionally Brazilian or Cuban Mahogany has become very hard to obtain in a good quality, African Mahogany has many of the same attributes as the South American wood.
Look - Mahogany is a rich brown/gold colour. The Khaya Mahogany which we sell is much closer in look to South American Mahogany than the the other African Mahogany also known as Sapele Mahogany. The grain, which has a reasonably average spacing, is very dark brown almost black. This grain is particularly open and will require filling before finishing.
Price - African mahogany is relatively inexpensive.
Availability/Renewability - African Mahogany is still widely available.