Wood Description

African Mahogany:  

African Mahogany has a medium to heavy weight depending on the type of body. Tonally, it tends to have a darker sound with more midrange. It typically has a ribbon grain. It does have open pores, so grain filling is required for a smooth finish.

Eastern Curly Maple:

Eastern Curly Maple has a medium weight. Tonally, it has a brighter sound that compliments darker sounding woods such as Mahogany. The figure has a variety of figure patterns that will differ from piece to piece. It has closed pores, so grain filling is not required.  

Eastern White Hard Ash:

Eastern White Hard Ash has a medium to heavy weight depending on the type of body. Tonally, it has a brighter sound with a lot of sustain. It typically has a light creamy color, but tends to have darker heartwood streaks that can vary from light brown to grey/brown color. It does have open pores, so grain filling is required for a smooth finish. 

Poplar:

Poplar has a medium to heavy weight depending on the type of body. Tonally, it is comparable to alder with more focus on mid range without being overly bright. It typically has a light creamy grey color with dark streaks that vary in color of green/purple/grey/black. It does not have open pores, so grain filling is not required.