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 Post subject: Wood ID (sorry :) )
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Sorry for another wood ID thread. I got this some time back from a luthier. At the time I thought it was Sapele but now I’m not 100% sure. Thoughts?

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 Post subject: Re: Wood ID (sorry :) )
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Could be, figure and color is about right, the sapwood also looks to be appropriate color.
Does it have a slight cedar-like scent while being worked/sanded?

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Otherwise it could be from the word kitgut or kitstring. Kit meant fiddle, not kitten.



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That looks a lot more like khaya than sapele to me.



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Yeah, probably sapele. Measure the density, it's a little heavier than most mahogany-looking woods.



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meddlingfool wrote:
That looks a lot more like khaya than sapele to me.


I was thinking khaya, too.



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Luaun. Light, punky, no strength.

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