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Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Tumbao, Dec 23, 2006.
Caoba Blanca and White Mahogany the same wood?
I guess they are not. I read somewhere on internet that white mahogany is another name for Primavera. Peruvian name of caoba blanca is Congona (Brosimum Uleanum) which have physical and mechanical properties are really close to maples but differente to primaveras.
As you (I guess) I first thought that those where the same woods but internet says another thing.
I would not be at all surprised if there were severaly different woods that were referred to as "white mahogany" in different markets.
I have heard avodire referred to as white mahogany as well. Also, avodire is called satinwood I believe.