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Meranti -> one of many Shorea species, which includes Luan (although Luan's usually yellow meranti, "meranti' tends to be Red Meranti, harder, heavier, stronger wood). Also known as 'Phillipine Mahogany' despite the fact it has little to nothing in common with mahogany.

I'd use any of the African or true mahoganies over Meranti; Meranti's heavy, more splitty wood. I've only worked with it a tiny, tiny bit, but it's not made me go 'yeah, I'll give this a shot'. I'd keep looking, personally, although I've seen some reports by people I trust that the right piece of Meranti could make a perfectly good neck. Bit heavy for a body..

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