Sorry for the weird title..couldnt think of another way to write it.
I was gifted some African Mahogany a few years ago for helping a friend cut some trees down. These were left over lumber from a door project. They each measure 4-4.5"" wide x 2" thick x 21" long. My delimma. The largest "center piece" was about 6" wide however has "tongue and groove" routing on the edges. After I rip the tongue and groove off we're closer to 5" or so. I did think about cutting tongue and groove edges on the 2 other pieces but not sure how that would look.
The body will be 3 pieces total. I wanted to start with about 15" in width and therefore do not have enough to get there. Would it be "tacky" to locate strips of another lumber to act as stringers in the body to get me the extra width? This will be a bolt on so dont have the option of neck stringers through the body. Are there any other suggestions outside of finding wider lumber that may look nice. I realize this is my project and can do whatever but looking for educated opinions