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Caoba blanca

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Tumbao, Dec 23, 2006.


  1. Tumbao

    Tumbao

    Nov 10, 2001
    FL
    Caoba Blanca and White Mahogany the same wood?
     
  2. eleonn

    eleonn

    Aug 24, 2006
    Lima - Perú
    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.
     
  3. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    I would not be at all surprised if there were severaly different woods that were referred to as "white mahogany" in different markets.
     
  4. Wilbyman

    Wilbyman

    Sep 10, 2003
    Parkersburg, WV
    I have heard avodire referred to as white mahogany as well. Also, avodire is called satinwood I believe.

    W
     

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