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1 or 2-piece mahogany body..

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Btone, May 27, 2003.

  1. Btone


    May 5, 2001

    I'm planning a building project - and can get hold of some very nice pieces of mahogany. The lumber is big enough for a 1-piece body. I can also choose two smaller pieces and glue them together (a 2-piece body). Now - considering the properties of mahogany, what is the wise thing to do?
    Will the 1-piece body have a tendency to crack/warp?
    On the other hand: Is mahogany hard to glue (oily wood)?

    1 piece or 2 piece: What do you guys think..?

  2. FBB Custom

    FBB Custom TalkBass Pro Commercial User

    Jan 26, 2002
    Owner: FBB Bass Works
    mahogany is neither hard to glue nor does it tend to warp or crack more than most woods. I'd do the one-piece body unless you have a small planer/jointer/bandsaw that you will need to get at the pieces with at some point.