I hope this is the right section in which to post? Mods please correct if not. So I wandered into the land of getting a build going. Little did I know that there is so much to learn. Namely about woods and they’re tonal characteristics. So while browsing the evil bay I wandered into that land of wood sellers. I know I should’ve referenced this forum first. But I’m a firm believer in happy accidents. So while on the browse I ask the seller about core wood and top wood for a build. Something along the lines of a budget build ergo the Sire’s or Squiers of the world. He thought I was being persnickety and immediately gave me the schtick about a profit losing proposition on his part giving me way to much time and information as he presented an Okoume billet core along with a maple top. When I asked if he could change the core wood to something else? Cause me being a nube my feeling was Fender discontinued manufacturing basses with that wood? ( Correct me if I’m wrong folks ) His reply was an I quote “I’m not offended. There’s just a limit to how much time/money I can spend on a negative profit order.“ Justifiable cause I’m always looking for the best deal I can get my hands on. Now before you read up to this point and say you should go somewhere else and get what you want! Which the seller told to me to do as well. I had a feeling this guy knew a lot and I would default to his expertise. Ok so what he said he sold me was a 2pc QS billet of Mahogany and a 2pc QS Monkeypod top. Now the Mahogany seems to be a 1 pc solid. Has anyone here ever used Monkeypod wood in their builds. If so how was it to work with and more importantly what tonal characteristics does it present. Whew sorry for the long winded back story but I’m really intent to hear some experiences as well as hear about why Okuome is no longer used? Thanks TB.