What are the properties of bubinga, zebrano, amazaque, padauk in terms of cutting, rasping, and specifically hand planing them? Also weight generalisations. The wood will be body blanks (not necks). In my limited experience I've worked with swamp ash, wenge, iroko, maple, ebony and walnut. I really like the way walnut and iroko plane/rasp/sand. Ash is ok. Maple and ebony are a bit troublesome...and wenge, oh dear...! With walnut being my fav and wenge being sent from Hades himself, where on that scale do bubinga, zebrano, amazaque, padauk fall? If you can only answer one wood please do so. I don't believe in tonal properties at all so don't worry about that minefield.