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mahagony body wood

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by cloren, Feb 22, 2008.

  1. cloren


    Nov 15, 2007
    san francisco
    I'm considering using mahagony as a wood for 4 sting bass w/pj pups- anyone here work with mahogany before?

    what is the sound like?
  2. T2W


    Feb 24, 2007
    Montreal, Canada.
    Mahogany is a commonly used wood for Lutherie, Ive built three basses out of it. Most people here have also used Mahogany, its great in necks too. Sound of it depends on what pre, pups, board wood, neck wood, and numerous other things. In general its a warm sounding wood.
  3. tjclem

    tjclem Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 6, 2004
    Central Florida
    Owner and builder Clementbass
    great wood but individual types vary a lot.
  4. envika


    Nov 27, 2007
    Bronx, NY
    It's a great wood for bodies. For necks it sounds great too but assuming you're using an angled headstock, you're basically begging for a headstock crack.
  5. X Wolf

    X Wolf Guest

    I've had 3 P/J's built with 2 more on the way with Chambered Mahogany bodies. The first one had a fancy Mahogany top the second had a Maple top and the 3rd had a very fancy Myrtle top. The 2 new ones on the way are Chambered Honduras Mahogany with Big Leaf Maple tops. As you can probably tell, this is my favorite wood combination for basses and I really love the way they sound. Naturally they don't all sound exactly the same but they have a warm bottom and sweet top in common. The builder is Pat Wilkins.


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