Rista Posted February 20, 2006 Report Share Posted February 20, 2006 I'm making my first 3 piece laminated neck (well, two necks actually) and don't have enough maple for them. So my dad gave me these pieces of "mahogany": http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/5708/dsc01346b6lu.jpg http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/8296/dsc01347b1ts.jpg http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/9967/dsc01345b5sw.jpg ... but I'm not sure whether this is really mahogany or what kind of mahogany it is. I'm concerned this is the phillipine "mahogany" that everyone seems to hate. The wood is dry and seems stable though. It has been sitting in my dad's garage for around 9 years. 6 years ago he got it planed to thickness and it's still totally straight and hasn't warped a bit. I'm thinking about using it as a center laminate with two pieces of maple so my questions are: 1. What kind of wood is this? Does it have anything to do with mahogany? 2. Assuming it's the infamous phillipine mahogany, would it be good enough to use on a laminated neck together with maple? 3. Am I just better off buying more maple and making a 3 piece maple neck? Thanks. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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