Mahogany?

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I don't know. I have seen Spanish cedar that looked similar, but the smell would have clued you if so.
 

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Definitely not Spanish cedar. I have Cuban Mahogany and genuine. I also have some Spanish. And it doesn’t look like either. I have yet to cross cut them. I was reading up on Mexican mahogany. The tree came from Florida.
 

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color doesn't look like mahogany. Why do you think it might be mahogany?

And by the way, "Mexican" mahogany (Swietenia humilis) cannot be distinguished from Honduran (or Cuban for that matter) outside of a highly professional wood lab.
 
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I was told when I got it. They thought it might be mahogany.

My Cuban is much more orangey that my genuine if I recall. I only have a few pieces of Cuban. Lots of the other stuff thou. I will try and take a picture of all together. I’ll even Include the Spanish cedar I have. But the SC is boring and quartersawn.
 

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Not mahogany, actually looks like 2 different species of something...
He's only asking about the outer two pieces, which do appear to be the same wood (but not mahogany), or am I jumping the gun and you actually were speaking with that in consideration?
 

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He's only asking about the outer two pieces, which do appear to be the same wood (but not mahogany), or am I jumping the gun and you actually were speaking with that in consideration?
No, your right....
 

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What about Terminalia catappa, Tropical almond? Similar heartwood and sapwood. Also gets some wild grain.

Less commonly found in FL is Peltophorum pterocarpum, Copperpod...
 

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Cuban, genuine, Spanish cedar and ???

dug out some bark that was inthe crack.

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I think it might be Peltophorum. Woodslabs has a bunch forsale that definitely look a lot closer than said mahogany.

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I believe that is mango (mangifera indica)- spritz some water on it and you should get a sweet/sour aroma and a golden yellow color. Mottled figure is present in mango. I supplied a piece (it came from Hawaii though) to a luthier friend if you want to see a finish guitar out of it. Mango does have similar mahogany like face grain structure and density.
 
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I have always wanted to get my hands on some luthier mango billets. This is definitely not luthier quality. But mango is a high possibility.
 
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