Dave da Dude Posted December 5, 2003 Share Posted December 5, 2003 In my quest for the "perfect" guitar (and body wood), I was looking over the ReRanch (dot com) instructions on dying mahogany. In it they mention the "old" original "Honduras Mahogany" that Gibson used in the first SG's and LP's as having the scientific name "mahoganni". They say that nowadays the "Honduras Mahogany" is really from Brazil and the scientific name is "swietenia". ReRanch goes on to say that the old "mahoganni" was much darker and was much more difficult to get to "take" the dye color when dyed, with the new "swietenia" taking the color much more so, hence the whole discussion. The "mahoganni" is now very rare (think endangered species). Since most of the existing supply of "mahoganni" is already in guitar bodies or furniture, it is also very expensive, IF you can find it. Therein lies my dilema. Has anyone run accross a source for the "real" "Honduras (from Honduras) Mahogany? If not, I may have to attack our "antique" Queen Anne style Mahogany drop leaf table. Do you think the wife would notice if I took the leaf against the wall, and maybe ...... ? Dave the Quixote Gotta' geetar... got the amp. There must be SOMEthing else I... "need". Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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