Mahogany is a medium-lightweight wood, ranging in color from light brown to dark, primarily used for necks because of the feel and the stability it provides.
Latin Name: swietenia macrophylla
Origin: From southern Mexico through Central America and south to Brazil and Bolivia.
Tone Profile: Balanced, resonant tone with notable sustain. Thick bottom end, rich midrange, and controlled, warm top end.
Aesthetics: Reddish brown.
Trivia / Fact: Mahogany is the national tree of Belize, where the national coat of arms features a mahogany tree with two woodcutters bearing an axes and paddle under the national motto, “Sub umbra florero,” which is Latin for “Under the shade I flourish.”