Mahogany trees can reach an height of 30 meters with a variable diameter of 1.2 mt to 1.8 mt. Weight is around 540Kg/mt3,
so average. Mahogany tone is neutral so it's a fine wood to start building our tone from, matching it with other fine sounding
woods like maple tops of various thickness capable of adding brightness, attack and
sustain to the neutral and powerful tone of this wonderful wood.
Another feature that has contributed to the wide use of mahogany in guitar construction is its crossed grain which makes it
very workable and stable and therefore suitable for building necks
as well, where it's warmth and fullness will enhance the tone even more.
Due to its neutral tone mahogany is also used for building the central core of neck through
bass "wings", and is joined to a variety of exotic woods to tailor the tone to the customer's needs.
Being a very porous wood mahogany needs to be treated with a filler, rather than sprayed with a sealer,
to avoid accumulating too much finish thickness. The filler fills the pores but doesn't add any thickness
to the instrument's finish, thus allowing a better tone.
Mahogany colour is medium to dark brown which doesn't make it suitable for solid colours or dark transparent colours
like black or cherry even if it is possible to brighten it using particular de-colouration techniques.