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Sapele

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Entandrophragma cylindricum

Sapele is a little heavier and a good alternative to Honduran Mahogany but finer textured. It is a fine guitar wood due to its relative low cost, ease of working, and stability. Bending success is improved if less water is used. Colors range from light pink to medium brown to reddish brown. The figure on well-quartered pieces is the characteristic stripe resulting from interlocked grain.

Although any figured wood presents some difficulties when bending, this wood is not significantly problematic and no unusual problems have been reported. We have only a very few sets of this stunning wood available.

Back & Sides Dimensions
Wood Grading article
Figured Wood Terms