Gibson SG wood ?

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Robert Freemond
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Gibson SG wood ?

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In planning to build an SG I am at once confronted with the right wood to use.
I assume that the 1st ones ('61's) were made with Honduras Mahogany but, as you know, African Mohog. is most available.
Does anyone think that there would a preference between the two kinds of wood?

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Barry Daniels
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Certainly honduran mahogany would be preferable. African would be my second choice, but it would still make a nice guitar.
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African might make a slightly heavier guitar, but it would also have a bit more dent resistant surface. I would look at the grain in the individual piece (and for that matter the weight - the averages are only 3 lbs apart, so you may find some African lighter than some Honduran).

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Thank you guys very much.
I once saw a Loller SG that was painted white - This might be my chance.

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